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American Society of Health-System Pharmacists® National Clinical Skills Competition

The ASHP National 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.

2021 Clinical Skills Competition

Midyear Clinical Meeting (Virtual)
Saturday, December 4 - Semi-Final Round
Sunday, December 5 - Final Round

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a number of Schools and Colleges of Pharmacy transitioned to virtual or hybrid learning environments. Given the evolving situation, ASHP left 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 were enforced. To support virtual local competitions, ASHP developed a Best Practices Guide to facilitate operations and planning for the local CSCs.

CSC Coordinator Resources

CSC Participant Resources

Practice Cases

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

ASHP Clinical Skills Competition Past Local Cases and Answer Key

20202019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 

ASHP Clinical Skills Competition Past National Cases and Answer Key

20202019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 

2021 Prize Packages

For all National CSC participants

  • Complimentary registration to Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Select one of a small collection of  ASHP e-publications

For the top ten teams – Two prizes listed above, plus:

  • $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • One iPad
  • Lexicomp Professional for Hospital Pharmacists – One (1) year subscription

Winning Team – Receive everything listed above, plus:

  • $500 cash prize for each team member
  • Trophy for each team member and one to be displayed at your School of Pharmacy


2020 CSC Winners

CSC 2020 Winners Melanie Umbaugh  and Morgan Ostinowsky

1st Place: Melanie Umbaugh & Morgan Ostinowsky, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy    

2nd Place: Jennifer Schweiger & Katelynn GrangerUniversity of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy    

3rd Place: Jillian Walters & Logan BooneSamford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy

View Clinical Skills Competition Past Winners

Competition Supported by

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The ASHP Foundation, the philanthropic arm of ASHP, is a proud supporter of the National Clinical Skills Competition.


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Lexicomp Inc., a Wolters Kluwer Health division, has donated hardware and software in support of the Clinical Skills Competition. View flyer with additional details here.



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