A student delegation from Faculty of Pharmacy UGM has won the championship during the Pharmacy on Innovation (Pharmanova) competition held at ITB Bandung, West Java, from 11-13 November 2016. The UGM team brought home the perpetual Bohemian trophy by winning five awards in two competition categories.
Pharmanova event is joined by up to 100 students from Indonesian universities. It has two competition categories, advance category for students of professional study programme and beginner for graduate students.
In the advance category, the UGM delegation won all awards, which are: first award for Adella Clara Alverina, runner-up for Fitri Rahmawati Hari Permatasari, and third Pipit Puspita Dewi. In the beginner category UGM came second through Ismatul Izzati and third Ruth Michelle EOW.
“We were very thankful to be able to win the championship in this prestigious competition,” said Adella on Friday (2/12) at Faculty of Pharmacy UGM.
Adella explained they underwent the group stage, semifinal, and final stages during the competition. In the group stage, the beginner contenders were asked to handle cases related to self-medication while the advance contenders on doctor’s prescription cases.
“So, here in this competition we have to serve as pharmacists that deal with self-medication cases,” she said.
Adella explained one of the cases in the competition was to handle a patient that had coughs, flu and asthma. “I have to decide the right medication to heal the symptoms and educate the patient on using the right medication, whether on the dosage and the timing, side effects, and non-pharmacology therapies to take,” she added.
Adella said they were proud with their achievements since the last win for the UGM team in Pharmanova was earned in year 2010.
“Hopefully, in the future this achievement can be sustained,” she said.