Monday, November 17, 2014

 On Oct. 22, College of Pharmacy students held a competition to identify, prioritize, and develop treatment plans for hypothetical patients’ drug therapy problems.

The Clinical Skills Competition 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.

Local competitions are held each fall on college campuses around the nation. The national competition takes place at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in December.

Nine pairs of students competed in the event, hosted by the University of Iowa Student Society of Health Systems Pharmacists. Clinical pharmacists from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics served as judges.

Allison Martin and Ali Goodson were the winners of the competition. They will go on to compete at the national level competition at the ASHP's Midyear Clinical Meeting. The 49th ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition will be held Dec. 7-11 at the Anaheim Convention Campus in California.