Students from The University of Findlay’s College of Pharmacy competed in the National Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition (SPCC) March 17-18 at The University of Florida in Gainesville.
Pharmacy students Elizabeth Mayer, a sixth-year student from Lima; Brett Christy, a fifth-year student from Curtice; and Kim Droesch, a fifth-year student from Maria Stein, earned first place in the classic compounding portion of the competition, which included several pharmacy schools from across the country. The other two portions students competed in were a written essay on a regulatory controversy and a poster presentation defining quality-driven practice.
The SPCC was envisioned by Ken Speidel, Pharm.D., UF assistant professor, and was founded to provide an educational experience for the student pharmacists to enhance their prescription formulation expertise and to increase their exposure to pharmacy compounding, which is an essential component to pharmacy practice.
The University of Florida College of Pharmacy hosted the event in collaboration with Corporate Medisca, a supplier of chemicals and education to the pharmacy compounding industry.
The students were selected in December after winning a local competition held at UF.