Randall Wins SWOSU Patient Counseling Competition


Lauran RandallThe Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy recently held its annual Patient Counseling Competition and Lauran Randall of Concordia (KS) was named the winner.

Randall will receive an all-expenses paid trip to New Orleans on March 9-12 to compete in the National Patient Counseling Competition held during the American Pharmacists Association—Academy of Student Pharmacists annual meetings. The APhA-ASP is a sponsor of the competition.

SWOSU student Amanda Mayo of Enid was the runner-up in the SWOSU competition. The competition has occurred annually since 1998 and is open to all students of the SWOSU College of Pharmacy professional program. Student pharmacists engage in a role-playing scenario with a volunteer patient. The participants must call upon knowledge and skills to effectively guide the patient in medication decisions and therapeutic management guidelines. Scoring is standardized and based on a series of criteria for proper patient counseling.

This year’s judges were Dr. Steve Drinnon, Dr. Sally Drinnon, and Dr. Meredith Carpenter of Clinic Pharmacy in Weatherford.