The 24th Annual American Society of Health-System Pharmacists National Clinical Skills Competition was held recently in Las Vegas, Nevada, and a team comprised of a pair of University of Findlay students was named a Top Ten Finalist Team for their performance.
The team was comprised of pharmacy students Madison Donnelly and Stephanie Busick, and they competed with a record 141 schools from college teams from all over the country in the competition.
The Clinical Skills Competition (CSC) is an interactive, team-based analysis of clinical scenarios for hospital and health-system pharmacists, which provides pharmacy students the opportunity to enhance their skills in collaborative practice with physicians in providing direct patient care. The Clinical Skills Competition (CSC) is designed to test problem-solving skills. To be successful in the competition, participants show their knowledge in many areas, including pathophysiology, clinical pharmacology and therapeutics, and others. Participating in the competition is considered a learning experience and open to students in all years of pharmacy school.
About UF’s success in the CSC, Dr. Debra Parker, dean of the college of pharmacy said, “We are extremely proud of our team. Stephanie and Madison represented UF so well placing in the top 10 in the nation. They are a great example of the high-quality education the UF College of Pharmacy provides.”
The competition is administered by ASHP’s Pharmacy Student Forum, sponsored by the ASHP Foundation, and supported by Wolters Kluwer Health. For more information about the UF Pharmacy program, you can visit here, and for more on the Clinical Skills Competition, visit their webpage here.