Kathmandu, 17 February 2022
The Department of Pharmacology at Kathmandu Medical College recently conducted a prize distribution ceremony on 11th February for the All Nepal Inter-College Pharmacology Quiz Competition. The competition was organized via an app-based platform called Medipuzzle which is available on both android and IOS platforms.
This is the very first time that a nationwide Pharmacoloon was virtually organized in the field of medical education. The competition was held in weekly formats for 4 consecutive weeks from 21st December to 18th January. The event was planned amidst the coronavirus crisis and therefore was developed as a virtual app-based competition.
Since it was a virtual competition, there was nice participation of students from various medical and pharmacy colleges throughout the nation. This was a free competition where anyone willing to compete could participate in the event.
The participants Sharad Kotriwala and Smriti Bhatta from Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences were the top scorers for first two weeks respectively. Abhay Kushwaha from Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) was the top scorer in the third week and Santosh Sapkota from Kathmandu Medical College (KMC) was the top scorer in the final week of the competition.
Prize money worth over 1 lakh including books and cash were handed over to the top 10 winners in all 4 weeks. Now that the competition is over the lead organizer of the competition Sanjaya Mani Dixit, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at KMC states that the Game-based learning app in Pharmacology, the Medipuzzle app is now free for everyone to use.
Game-based learning in the field of medicine is almost non-existent and that is why the students find it enjoyable and fun to learn pharmacology in Medipuzzle. He intends to make it possible to revise the entire subject of Pharmacology by playing games in Medipuzzle. You might have missed the competition but you do not need to miss out on the fun, do try out the Medipuzzle app and get your dose of edutainment revising important aspects of pharmacology says, Mr. Dixit