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Patrick Wins SWOSU Patient Counseling Competition
March 10, 2009
Southwestern Oklahoma State University pharmacy student Tayana Patrick of Weatherford recently won a patient counseling competition on the SWOSU campus in Weatherford.
Patrick will now advance to a national competition this April in San Antonio sponsored by the American Pharmaceutical Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists.
The Southwestern Pharmacy Association (SWPhA) sponsored the local competition. Students were asked to provide counsel on a certain scenario involving a drug. Students have five minutes to look up information on the drug and then five minutes to counsel the patient.
Other winners were: Rachel Ingram, Springfield, Mo., second place; Kristina Wood, Canyon, Texas, third place; and Jennifer Bennett, Waynoka, fourth place. Other students who made the top 10 were (in alphabetical order): Jessica Collum, Perkins; Lena Lam, Plano, Texas; Jason Rivera, Choctaw; Megan Roberts, Midland, Texas; Brian Smith, Valliant; and Travis Wolff, Yale.