The Pharmacy Game Newsletter
Short introduction who you are?
My name is Carline Versteeg and I am the coordinator of the pharmacy game at Utrecht University. I originally graduated as a Pharmaceutical Business Administration.
How did you get involved with the Pharmacy Game?
About 1.5 years ago I applied for the position of education staff member at Utrecht University. I was then hired and since then I have been involved in the pharmacy game on a daily basis.
How many times have you participated in the game?
So far, I have coordinated the pharmacy game 6 times. I am also involved as a simulation player 1 or 2 times per pharmacy game.
What do you like the most about the Pharmacy Game?
I really enjoy watching the students grow during the course. There is a big difference between the students from the first pharmacy day to the last. They learn an awful lot and get a more professional attitude during the pharmacy game. In addition, the atmosphere among the students is also very good and this makes it nice to be involved in this course.
Would you like to share some interesting moments you remember while playing the game?
It is very interesting to see the differences in the pharmacies when you carry out a case: there are students who handle the questions on their own, but there are also pharmacy teams where all the team members are involved to achieve a correct outcome. The teams make their own work schedule during the game and really give it their own twist. That makes it very enjoyable to participate at every pharmacy game: every course it is a bit different!
In addition, the world of medicines changes almost every day. Sometimes the students come up with a different answer than we expect at that time, because they have just read the latest relevant information. The students also help us to stay sharp!Back to newsletter