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USciences PCP Student Wins “Know Pain Know Gain” Competition

Colleen D’Amico PharmD’18

Left to right: Terra Landis of Wilkes University, Colleen D’Amico PharmD’18, and Ashley Robold of Wilkes University. 

The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA) recently named Colleen D’Amico PharmD’18 of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at University of the Sciences the winner of the 2017 “Know Pain Know Gain” Pharmacy Patient Counseling Competition. The competition took place during PPA’s Mid-Year Conference held at the Eden Resorts on Saturday, January 28, 2017, in Lancaster.

In this competition, 10 students competed in a Q&A session on pain management until three students were left standing. The three finalists, D’Amico, Ashley Robold of Wilkes University, and Terra Landis of Wilkes University, then competed in a patient counseling scenario. Each finalist received the same scenario and were given a specific amount of time to prepare. Finalists left the room and entered one by one to provide their counseling advice to a mock “patient.” After all finalists provided their counseling, a panel of three judges announced Colleen D’Amico as the winner. A demonstration illustrating the best practice concepts for providing the counseling was then done for all contestants and the audience.

Founded in 1878, the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association is a professional membership organization of more than 2,300 pharmacists and pharmacy students across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, representing almost all facets of pharmacy practice. As the leading voice of pharmacy in Pennsylvania, it promotes the profession through advocacy, education, and communication to enhance patient care and public health. 

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