Charles Burke and Lucy Phipps, third-year pharmacy students from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy’s Jacksonville campus, placed second in the inaugural National Community Oncology Dispensing Association, or NCODA, Professional Student Organization Positive Quality Interventions Competition. Nearly 40 teams from pharmacy schools in the United States and Canada participated in the contest.
The competition was online and had two phases. The first phase required Burke and Phipps to develop a Positive Quality Intervention on management of hypertension associated with vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors. The top 5 scoring teams advanced to the final round where they created a short clinical educational video focused on patient counseling.