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3rd MyPSA NPC 2023

MyPSA National Pharmacy Competition


Society of Pharmacy Students Universiti Teknologi MARA (SOPYHS UiTM) has organized two challenges for this event which were Piala Aishah Compounding Challenge (PA) and Pharmacy Quiz Challenge (QC) in collaboration with Persatuan Mahasiswa Fakulti Farmasi UKM (PMFFar UKM) who organized Clinical Pharmacy Challenge (CC) in the year of 2023. The theme this year was “Pharmacy in training: Experience is the mother of Wisdom”, signifying that as someone involved with medicine, better exposure in terms of medicine really helps to have further understanding in this field.



PA is an online-based competition  that provides a platform for the Bachelor of Pharmacy students throughout Malaysia to compete healthily and demonstrate students’ level of competence in compounding and clinical knowledge. This competition covered the topic of extemporaneous preparations that include solid, semi-solid, or liquid dosage forms. The participants were assessed with three distinctive rounds which include 30 Multiple Choices Questions (Round 1), Four (4) Oral-based Short Answer Questions (Round 2). For Round 3, there were two rounds, Four (4) Oral-based Short Answer Questions (Final Round 1) and One (1) study case-based presentation (Final Round 2).


In this competition, there were 3 stages which are preliminary round, semi-final round and final round. The preliminary round was 50 randomized Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). For semi-final round, the teams were asked 8 oral-based Short Answer Questions (SAQ). The succeeded teams will proceed to the final round which were further divided into two rounds. Final Round 1 was 8 oral-based Short Answer Questions (SAQ) and subsequently to the Final Round 2 which was also 8 oral-based Short Answer Question (SAQ).


The questions provided cover the topics of Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacy, Applied Pharmacotherapeutics and Clinical Pharmacokinetics.

The Clinical Pharmacy Challenge consisted of three (3) main rounds: in Qualifying Round 1, there were 20 Multiple-Choice Question (MCQ) and two Short Answer Question (SAQ) written test within an hour. MCQs was marked by the proctors and will be counterchecked by different proctors, whereas SAQs was be marked by the lecturers.

In Qualifying Round 2, the teams were faced with Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE). The OSCE consisted of three different stations making up a stream: (1) Prescription Screening, (b) Medication or Device Counselling and (c) Ward Simulation. Each station was marked by the respective examiners.

For Final Round, a total of four teams were each given a different case study for presentation. After 1 hour of preparation, each team will have 30 minutes of presentation via Zoom which was evaluated by professional judges.


The Piala Aishah Compounding Challenge were held on 6th and 7th May. Each group consists of 3 participants with 1 reserve participant. Five judges were invited to evaluate the 3rd round of the competition. On the event day, all teams were assigned accordingly to four Zoom breakout room, with each room having at most five teams which is monitored by a proctor. The event briefing for the participants were also conducted to ensure all of them completely understand the flow of the event.


The top 3 teams in descending order are IIUM (Team 2), UKM (Team 8) and UniKL (Team 6).

The Grand Prize winner goes to IIUM (Team 2).



The Pharmacy Quiz Challenge was held on 13th for Preliminary Round & Semi-Final Round and 14th May for Final Round. Each group consists of four participants. Six judges were invited to evaluate the final round of the competition. On the event day, all teams were assigned accordingly to five Zoom breakout room, with each room monitored by two moderators. The respective judges will evaluate semi-final and final rounds.

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Top 3 teams for final round in ascending order were UKM-B (Team 6), Taylor's-A (Team 3) and Taylor's-B (Team 3).

Hence, the Grand Prize winner goes to Taylor's-B (Team 3).



The Clinical Pharmacy Challenge was held on 29th April for Qualifying Round 1 and 30th May for Qualifying Round 2 & Final Round. Each team constituting three participants and one reserve participant.

The competition started with opening ceremony and brief introduction to participants regarding the rules and regulations of the competition in each round. All OSCE format as well as proctoring method from UKM has been applied in this competition. The Final Round was held at Zoom with evaluation from three professional judges.

Final round presentation (1)

The top three (3) winners of the Final Round were as follows: AIMST Team 1, USM Team 1 and Taylor's Team 1.
Hence, AIMST Team 1 was the champion of Clinical Pharmacy Challenge 2023.


Closing Ceremony

Photography Session Opening Ceremony

The grand winner for the 3rd MyPSA National Pharmacy Competition (NPC) 2023 is Taylor’s University Pharmacy Student’s Society (TUPSS)!