Challenge for Leaders and Learners
Contest for Pharmacy Professionals and Students
The competition involves testing Learners outstanding communication skills (writing, speaking), interactive skills, planning skills, knowledge sharing skills and Leaders coaching skills.
Laptop to Winners Team Leader
Video Camera to Team Leader (Second best team)
Consolation prizes (5): IPC 2011 registration charges or equivalent conference registration fees in their respective country*
Last date for receiving applications by email (contests @ Pharmainfo.net ) Nov 30th, 2010
1) What is this competition?
Selected teams ( Leader+ Learner(s) ) will have to write on different topics (of their choice and/or theme of the month) consistently. Examples of themes : Diabetes, Transdermal drug development, Controlled drug release, spectroscopy, etc .
Example of Leaders: Teacher,Professor,or a professional working in pharmaceutical industry .
Learners : Students, Professionals working in pharmaceutical related industry.
a) What is the composition of team ?
A typical team should consist of at least 1 Leader and 1 learners (up to 3 learnes in a team allowed).
b) Any specific topics?
We would like to leave the option to selected teams. Examples of topics but not limited to: activities in your college, state and country, Scientific topics, About your college/professional friends and their achievements, pharmaceutical related information you come across, about competitive exams you are studying etc
c) Where should we write?
We will provide access in Pharmainfo.net and you need to post them directly at your convenient time.
2) How to apply?
Last date for receiving applications by email (contests @ Pharmainfo.net) before November 30th, 2010.
1) Brief resume with photograph of all the members of your team
2) Short write up on 4 topics (should be brief) a) What is a blog b) How can you use blogs as a tool for sharing scientific knowledge c) How to write scientific information without plagiarism d) Any topic of your choice
3) Supporting letter from college dean.
4) Profile pages links of the teacher and students with photos on their profile pages (You can create profile page by registering here )
3) How do you select initial teams?
Based on the applications we receive, we will select initial teams based on a) quality of the information on 4 topics we provided b) supporting letter from the dean and c) other independent internal parameters we use.
4) How does this competition works?
Competition starts on January 1st, 2011 (based on application received by (November 30th, 2010 ) and ends on November 30th, 2011. During this period selected teams should keep writing and posting their opinions,information collected or comments to the space we provided in Pharmainfo.net (Yes ! You need to have internet connection and you will be managing your account like posting your written matters) .
5) How do you select final winners from these teams?
Winners will be selected on various factors like number of posts posted, quality of posts, diversity of posts, comments to others posts, and last but not least quality of comments posted on other teams blog posts. There is also possibility of selecting team of the month with special prizes. Leaders should provide guidance/coaching in the form of comments npt only to their team but also to other teams.
6) Leader (Guide/teacher) also need to post?
Yes !. Everyone one in the team needs to participate . Guide needs take leadership in posting and providing comments to his team members and also other team members (Yes ! Needs to display excellent coaching skills consistently). Leader MUST post at least 1 post a week .
7) Is there any registration/entry fees for participation?
NO. We do not expect any fees from the participants.
8) Any suggestions for participants?
Try to form a team from different classes . This way your team participation will not be effected by exams
Any questions , Please post here