U of U CoP Students Place High in 18th Annual Student Pharmacist Pharmacy & Therapeutics Competition
Sep 5, 2018 9:18 AM
The University of Utah College of Pharmacy successfully competed in the 18th Annual Student Pharmacist Pharmacy & Therapeutics (P&T) Competition at the Annual AMCP meeting held in Boston, Massachusetts on April 23-26, 2018. The P&T Competition provides a firsthand experience into the complex practice of managing the formulary process. This year, 60 AMCP Student Pharmacist Chapters nationwide participated, from which sixteen teams were selected for the semifinals. The Utah team was selected as one of the top eight teams that were selected for the live national finals, which took place April 24 at the AMCP Annual Meeting. Team members included Tavan Parker, Stephanie Hansen, Kelsey Lockwood and Jordan Leach, from the University of Utah College of Pharmacy P3 class at the time of the competition.
The 2018 national finalists included: the University of Utah; The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy; University of California San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy; University of Michigan College of Pharmacy; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy; University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; and the University of Wisconsin—Madison School of Pharmacy. The top three winners were University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, and Ohio State University College of Pharmacy.
This year the Student AMCP chapter is gearing up again to send a top eight competitor to the nationals. The chapter has started to prepare early for this year’s competition. Competitors are improving their drug information and research skills through a variety of AMCP workshops. Workshop topics include: what to expect from the competition, how to navigate a dossier, cost-effectiveness analysis, and formulary management considerations. The chapter will benefit from the experiences of last year’s team members; as they will be available as P4 students to provide competing teams with guidance and tips to manage each section of the competition. Students will have many resources available to help them rise to the challenge of reaching nationals again.