Reinforcing the relevance of chemistry to the practice of pharmacy through the Who Wants To Be A Med Chem Millionaire? Learning game

Victoria F. Roche, Naser Z. Alsharif, Alaba M. Ogunbadeniyi

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Objectives. To reinforce the relevance of chemistry to therapeutic decision-making. Design. A team-based game entitled, Who Wants To Be A Med Chem Millionaire? was devised for P3 students using clinical cases from Pharmacotherapeutics courses. Questions were developed to demonstrate the value of applying chemistry to meet patient care goals. Teams of 6 students played for health-related charities, and correct answers to questions earned Med Chem Moolah. Faculty members donated to the charities of 3 winning teams. Assessment. Students actively participated in the game. Accurate responses to game questions indicated that students had reviewed the materials and/or recalled previously learned concepts. Students' willingness to reason publicly demonstrated growth in professional maturity. P2 students also reacted positively to the game. Conclusion. Students viewed the session as a positive learning experience, and faculty members gained insight about which elements of the game were effective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number116
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican journal of pharmaceutical education
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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