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American Society of Health-System Pharmacists® Clinical Skills Competition

The Clinical Skills Competition (CSC) is an interactive, team-based analysis of clinical scenarios for hospital and health-system pharmacists.

It provides pharmacy students the opportunity to enhance their skills in collaborative practice with physicians in providing direct patient care.

The 2020 National CSC Will Be Virtual

We understand that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of Schools and Colleges of Pharmacy are transitioning to virtual or hybrid learning environments. Given the evolving situation, ASHP is leaving the option of how to conduct the local Clinical Skills Competition open to the various Schools and Colleges of Pharmacy. No specific restrictions or platforms will be enforced. In addition, ASHP will be modifying the ASHP SSHP Recognition Requirements for 2020-2021 to allow leniency for SSHPs unable to hold the Clinical Skills Competition.

ASHP has developed a Best Practices Guide to facilitate operations and planning for the 2020 local CSCs.

Competition Dates: Saturday, December 5 - Sunday, December 6

CSC Coordinator Resources

CSC Participant Resources

2020 Prize Package

Winning Team Members from Each School

The winning team members from each participating college of pharmacy will receive a complimentary Midyear Clinical Meeting registration to compete at the national level competition. 

Top Ten Finalist Teams in the National Competition

Top ten finalist team members will each receive the following:

  • iPad Mini device preloaded with a one-year subscription to Lexi-Complete™ with AHFS Essentials™;
  • 1 ASHP Self-Assessment Resource;
  • $25 Amazon gift card

1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams will be announced during the Midyear Clinical Meeting Opening Session on Monday Morning.

National Winners

The winning team members each receive a $500 cash award, individual first place trophies, and a large first place trophy to take back to their school.

2019 CSC Winners

1st Place: Mary "Catie" Cash and Sara Scott, University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy 

2nd Place: Caleb Hammons and Nathan Fields, Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy 

3rd Place: Brandon Garcia and Elaine Liu, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

View Clinical Skills Competition Past Winners

Practice Cases
(Use the ASHP Clinical Skills Competition local and national cases below to prepare for the competition).

ASHP Clinical Skills Competition Local Case and Answer Key

20192018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

ASHP Clinical Skills Competition National Case and Answer Key

 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

Case Writers

ASHP solicits volunteer members to serve as official CSC Case Writers. If you are interested in submitting a case summary for consideration, please review the instructions for submission and submit using the link below. 

Promotional Materials

For your convenience, ASHP has designed materials you can use to promote the Clinical Skills Competition on your campus:

Clinical Skills Competition Video
This video explains to students what the Clinical Skills Competition is and answers some of their questions about participating.

CSC Poster
Use this template to write/type in the specifics of your local CSC competition then post them on campus or your virtual messaging board. Then use this file to print 8½ x 11 copies onsite. 
(Template coming soon).

Sponsored by

ASHP Foundation Logo 

The ASHP Foundation has been sponsoring the National Clinical Skills Competition for over ten years.

Visit the ASHP Foundation


Supported by

Wolter Kluwer Logo

Lexicomp Inc., a Wolters Kluwer Health division, has donated hardware and software in support of the Clinical Skills Competition.



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