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University of Colorado Pharmacy Students Win 19th ASHP Clinical Skills CompetitionSM

12/17/2014

Ashley Huntsberry and Joselyn Benabe from the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences competed against a record number of participants to win the 19th annual ASHP National Clinical Skills CompetitionSM, held December 7, 2014, during the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in Anaheim, CA.
 
Katherine Brumfield and Matthew Wallace from Mercer University College of Pharmacy took second place, and Erin Christensen and Rebecca Call from the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy placed third.
 
“We are extremely proud of these impressive students and future patient care providers,” said ASHP CEO Paul W. Abramowitz, Pharm.D., Sc.D. (Hon.), FASHP.  “ASHP is pleased to conduct the national clinical skills competition aimed at honing the skills of future clinical pharmacy leaders.”  
 
ASHP Research and Education Foundation CEO Stephen J. Allen, M.S., FASHP, went on to say that the Foundation’s support of the competition “is an important investment in the future of patient care and pharmacy practice.” The competition is administered by ASHP’s Pharmacy Student Forum, sponsored by the ASHP Foundation, and supported by Lexicomp of Wolters Kluwer Health.    
  
A record 127 teams who won preliminary competitions at their local schools of pharmacy  participated in the activity (see below for full listing). During the competition, students demonstrate their skills by assessing patient information and current therapy, identifying and prioritizing drug therapy problems, identifying treatment goals, and recommending a pharmacist’s care plan.

About ASHP
ASHP represents pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in acute and ambulatory settings. The organization’s more than 40,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. For over 70 years, ASHP has been on the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and enhance patient safety. For more information about the wide array of ASHP activities and the many ways in which pharmacists advance healthcare, visit ASHP’s website, www.ashp.org, or its consumer website, www.safemedication.com.

About the ASHP Foundation
The ASHP Research and Education Foundation (www.ashpfoundation.org) was established in 1968 by ASHP (www.ashp.org) as a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. As the philanthropic arm of ASHP, our vision is that patient outcomes improve because of the leadership and clinical skills of pharmacists, as vital members of the healthcare team, accountable for safe and effective medication use. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of patients through appropriate, safe and effective medication use.

About Lexicomp
For more than 35 years, Lexicomp® drug information and clinical decision support has helped pharmacy students answer tough questions in class and make smart decisions on rotations. Students and faculty access Lexicomp information online and through mobile apps for smartphones and tablets. Highly regarded by hospital clinicians and retail professionals, these valuable medication information resources will help prepare students for their professional careers. One of the industry-leading product lines of Wolters Kluwer Health Clinical Drug Information, Lexicomp is a premier point of care referential drug information resource used in nearly 90 percent of the top U.S. pharmacy schools, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report.

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2014 ASHP National Clinical Skills Competition Top 10 Finalist Schools

Mercer University College of Pharmacy; St. John Fisher College, Wegman’s School of Pharmacy; University of California-San Diego, Skaggs School of Pharmacy; University of Colorado, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy; University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy; University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy; University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy; Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy; Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy and Nursing.

Participating Teams
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Appalachian College of Pharmacy
Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy
Belmont University College of Pharmacy
Butler University College of Pharmacy
California Northstate University College of Pharmacy
Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Cedarville University College of Pharmacy
Chicago State University College of Pharmacy
Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
Creighton University School of Pharmacy
Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy
D'Youville College School of Pharmacy
East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy
Ferris State University College of Pharmacy
Florida A&M University, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Hampton University School of Pharmacy
Harding University College of Pharmacy
Howard University College of Pharmacy
Husson University School of Pharmacy
Idaho State University College of Pharmacy
Jefferson School of Pharmacy, Thomas Jefferson University
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy
Lebanese American University School of Pharmacy
Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy
Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy
Long Island University Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy
Manchester University College of Pharmacy
Marshall University School of Pharmacy
MCPHS University School of Pharmacy - Boston
MCPHS University School of Pharmacy - Worcester/Manchester
Mercer University College of Pharmacy
Midwestern University College of Pharmacy - Chicago
Midwestern University College of Pharmacy - Glendale
North Dakota State University College of Pharmacy
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Northeastern University Bouve College of Health Sciences School of Pharmacy
Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy
Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy
Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy
Oregon State University College of Pharmacy & Oregon Health and Science University
Pacific University School of Pharmacy
Palm Beach Atlantic University Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy
Purdue University College of Pharmacy
Regis University School of Pharmacy
Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science College of Pharmacy
Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy
Shenandoah University Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy
South Carolina College of Pharmacy
South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy
South University School of Pharmacy
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy
Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy
St. John Fisher College, Wegmans School of Pharmacy
St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Sullivan University College of Pharmacy
Temple University School of Pharmacy
Texas A&M University Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy
Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy
Texas Tech University School of Pharmacy
The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
Touro New York College of Pharmacy
Touro University California College of Pharmacy
Union University School of Pharmacy
University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Arizona College of Pharmacy
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy
University of California - San Diego, Skaggs School of Pharmacy
University of California - San Francisco School of Pharmacy
University of Charleston School of Pharmacy
University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy
University of Colorado, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy
University of Findlay College of Pharmacy
University of Florida College of Pharmacy
University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
University of Hawaii at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
University of Houston College of Pharmacy
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
University of Iowa College of Pharmacy
University of Kansas School of Pharmacy
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Pharmacy
University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Pharmacy
University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy
University of New England College of Pharmacy
University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy
University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy
University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
University of Puerto Rico School of Pharmacy
University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy
University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy
University of South Florida College of Pharmacy
University of Southern California School of Pharmacy
University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy
University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy
University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
University of Toledo College of Pharmacy
University of Utah College of Pharmacy
University of Washington School of Pharmacy
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy
University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy
Washington State University College of Pharmacy
Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy
West Virginia University School of Pharmacy
Western New England University College of Pharmacy
Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy
Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy and Nursing
Wingate University School of Pharmacy
Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy

 

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