The Johnson & Johnson “Responding to Symptoms” Competition is now OPEN! It aimed at all ages and abilities, is designed to test your communication and counselling skills. The competition is open to all undergraduate students and is composed of three rounds.
This round is held towards in November within each School of Pharmacy around the country. On the day you will be provided with a scenario and allocated 10 minutes to research and prepare using various reference sources provided. You will then have 10 minutes to respond to a patient’s symptoms and to provide them with appropriate advice, including an appropriate product recommendation where applicable. There will also be an opportunity for you to receive feedback afterwards.
The winner will progress into the national semi-final. The session will be coordinated by your school BPSA Rep(s), who will provide you with a date, time, and venue for the first round. Stay tuned for the date of the first round within your school…
Watch the following YouTube video for a previous example:
The winner of round one from each School of Pharmacy will be invited to attend the national semi-final, which will be held at the one of the BPSA Spring Conferences. The semi-final will follow the same format as round one. In the absence of the winner from round one being able to attend, the runner-up from round one will be invited to attend in their place. At the end of this round, there will be four runners-up and four winners. The winners from this round will then progress to the final round.
Round three will be held during BPSA Day of our 75th Annual Conference 2016, held at Durham University. The final will follow the same format as before, but here, three runners-up will receive a prize. The winner of the final will win a grand prize. There will also be an opportunity for all participants to experience a snapshot of Annual Conference during the day, as well as an opportunity to network with potential employers at our MedEx (Medical exhibition). Follow the link to view the Pharmacy Training Club from Johnson & Johnson for handy training materials that will aid you in preparation for the first round!