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OTC/Self-Care Championship



What is the OTC Competition?


The signature event of the PPA Mid-Year Conference for the last several years has been the student OTC Competition sponsored by the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA), Non-prescription Medicine Academy (NMA), and Proctor and Gamble. 


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How it works

Played very similar to Jeopardy, teams from each school face off and answer questions from a game board with "interesting" self-care categories. Pharmacists can obtain CE credit while cheering on their favorite teams! Always a fun learning event. The Competition consists of two rounds, each with 5 categories and 5 questions per category for a total of 50 questions. Questions are worth a varying amount of points and the difficulty level of the question is designed to match with the increasing point values.

All questions have to do with over-the-counter medications and self-care treatments. After both rounds, there will be a Final Question. Teams will be able to wager any amount of their total accumulated points on the final question. In the event of a tie, another question will be provided. For a detailed description of the rules click here.

Congrats to PCP!




Team Member
Jenna Januska
 Team Member
Melissa Weigartner
 Team Member

Ally Cerino

Thank you to all 7 schools for participating!

Past OTC Competition Winners

 2018  Temple University
2017  Temple University
2016  University of Pittsburgh
2015  PCP
 2014  Temple University
2013  Wilkes University
2012  Temple University
 2011  LECOM
2010  University of Pittsburgh
2009 University of Pittsburgh
 2008  Wilkes University
 2007  University of Pittsburgh

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