Rosalind Franklin Pharmacy Students Win ASHP Clinical Skills Competition

Rosalind Franklin University pharmacy students bested their competition at a national clinical skills competition held during the 2015 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear meeting.

Rosalind Franklin University pharmacy students William Alegria and Haley Spaulding bested their competition at a national clinical skills competition held during the 2015 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear meeting.

Alegria and Spaulding, both from the Class of 2016, received $500 cash each, individual first-place trophies, and a large first-place trophy for their school.

“This success reflects their excellent work as students in the college of pharmacy,” Marc S. Abel, PhD, dean of the college, told The Daily Southtown. “It is also a testimony to the program and the quality faculty and staff in the college, who dedicate themselves every day to the education and training of outstanding pharmacists.”

ASHP’s competition allows student pharmacists to participate in an interactive and team-based analysis of clinical scenarios.

The goal of the competition is to improve pharmacy students’ skills working in collaborative practice with physicians to provide direct patient care, according to ASHP’s website.

The North Chicago, Illinois, pharmacy school stresses scholarship, scientific curiosity, service, and diversity as its core values, according to its mission statement.