The Pharmacy Game Newsletter
The Pharmacy Game International Circle Meeting
"New year-new partners"
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
During the meeting the new Pharmacy Game partners will be introduced and the utilization of the new web tool across the universities will be discussed.
In this issue:
The introduction of the Pharmacy Game in Norway. What is the Pharmacy Game place in the pharmacy curricula at the University of Oslo?
We report on the implementation of the new Pharmacy Game web tool among the international partners.
Insides from the Pharmacy Game in Lithuania. Interview with a game-management team member and a student, participants of the Pharmacy Game at Vilnius University. The editors are thanking Indrė Trečiokienė and Milda Girdenyte for providing this materials.
Katja Taxis, Claudia Dantuma, Tanja Fens
The Pharmacy Game debutes in Norway
At the beginning of this academic year, the University of Oslo, Norway was officially welcomed as a new Pharmacy Game partner. As a structural element of their Pharmacy curriculum, the Pharmacy Game course can be chosen by students that would like to experience the real-world working practices in simulated pharmacies. Who brought the Pharmacy Game idea? "It sounded like maybe what I had in mind, but it is difficult to grasp what it is until one has experienced taking the role of a patient in the game. Anne Gerd Granås (Professor at the University of Oslo, Norway), who had experienced being a patient, halfway sold the idea to me, - and when I had experienced being a patient myself, I was completely in.", shared lecturer Ingunn Björnsdottir with us.Continue reading...
The new online operational tool started launching across the universities
Among the first to test the new functionalities of the upgraded online operational tool of the Pharmacy Game were Vilnius University in Lithuania and University of Bath, in the UK. Hereby, Milda Girdenytė and Indrė Trečiokienė shared their experiences during their game in Lithuania:
"There is a great improvement on the online platform of the Pharmacy Game. We have been working in the back office for the last two years and the new software is much more user-friendly. It was very useful to have more options on managing different aspects of the game: from the results of students to the schedule of daily activities of the simulated pharmacies."Continue reading...
Interview with Guoda Radaviciute, Pharmacy Game student
Who are you?
I am Guoda Radaviciute. Currently, I am in my final year of Pharmacy studies at Vilnius University in Lithuania. At the moment, I am completing my internship at community Pharmacy in Vilnius.Continue reading...
Interview with Milda Girdenyte, Pharmacy Game teacher and actor
Who you are?
My name is Milda Girdenyte and I’m a pharmacist, working in a community pharmacy as well as in the Pharmacy center of Vilnius University, as a junior researcher. As a healthcare professional, I enjoy working with all kind of patients in addition to diving deep into the pharmacology. Nevertheless, during my studies I understood that I’m keen to work with young people as well, helping them to improve their soft and hard skills.Continue reading...