University of Colorado Pharmacy Students Win 19th ASHP Clinical Skills Competition

Ashley Huntsberry and Joselyn Benabe from the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences competed against a record number of participants to win the 19th annual ASHP National Clinical Skills Competition SM, held December 7, 2014, during the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in Anaheim, CA.

Ashley Huntsberry and Joselyn Benabe from the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences competed against a record number of participants to win the 19th annual ASHP National Clinical Skills Competition SM, held December 7, 2014, during the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in Anaheim, CA.

Katherine Brumfield and Matthew Wallace from Mercer University College of Pharmacy took second place, and Erin Christensen and Rebecca Call from the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy placed third.

“We are extremely proud of these impressive students and future patient care providers,” said ASHP CEO Paul W. Abramowitz, Pharm.D., Sc.D. (Hon.), FASHP. “ASHP is pleased to conduct the national clinical skills competition aimed at honing the skills of future clinical pharmacy leaders.”

ASHP Research and Education Foundation CEO Stephen J. Allen, M.S., FASHP, went on to say that the Foundation’s support of the competition “is an important investment in the future of patient care and pharmacy practice.” The competition is administered by ASHP’s Pharmacy Student Forum, sponsored by the ASHP Foundation, and supported by Lexicomp of Wolters Kluwer Health.

A record 127 teams who won preliminary competitions at their local schools of pharmacy participated in the activity (see below for full listing). During the competition, students demonstrate their skills by assessing patient information and current therapy, identifying and prioritizing drug therapy problems, identifying treatment goals, and recommending a pharmacist’s care plan.

About ASHP

ASHP represents pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in acute and ambulatory settings. The organization’s more than 40,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. For over 70 years, ASHP has been on the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and enhance patient safety. For more information about the wide array of ASHP activities and the many ways in which pharmacists advance healthcare, visit ASHP’s website, www.ashp.org, or its consumer website, www.safemedication.com.

About the ASHP Foundation

The ASHP Research and Education Foundation (www.ashpfoundation.org) was established in 1968 by ASHP (www.ashp.org) as a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. As the philanthropic arm of ASHP, our vision is that patient outcomes improve because of the leadership and clinical skills of pharmacists, as vital members of the healthcare team, accountable for safe and effective medication use. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of patients through appropriate, safe and effective medication use.

About Lexicomp

For more than 35 years, Lexicomp® drug information and clinical decision support has helped pharmacy students answer tough questions in class and make smart decisions on rotations. Students and faculty access Lexicomp information online and through mobile apps for smartphones and tablets. Highly regarded by hospital clinicians and retail professionals, these valuable medication information resources will help prepare students for their professional careers. One of the industry-leading product lines of Wolters Kluwer Health Clinical Drug Information, Lexicomp is a premier point of care referential drug information resource used in nearly 90 percent of the top U.S. pharmacy schools, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report.

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2014 ASHP National Clinical Skills Competition Top 10 Finalist Schools

Mercer University College of Pharmacy; St. John Fisher College, Wegman’s School of Pharmacy; University of California-San Diego, Skaggs School of Pharmacy; University of Colorado, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy; University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy; University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy; University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy; Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy; Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy and Nursing.

Participating Teams

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Appalachian College of Pharmacy

Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy

Belmont University College of Pharmacy

Butler University College of Pharmacy

California Northstate University College of Pharmacy

Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Cedarville University College of Pharmacy

Chicago State University College of Pharmacy

Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy

Creighton University School of Pharmacy

Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy

D'Youville College School of Pharmacy

East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy

Ferris State University College of Pharmacy

Florida A&M University, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Hampton University School of Pharmacy

Harding University College of Pharmacy

Howard University College of Pharmacy

Husson University School of Pharmacy

Idaho State University College of Pharmacy

Jefferson School of Pharmacy, Thomas Jefferson University

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy

Lebanese American University School of Pharmacy

Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy

Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy

Long Island University Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy

Manchester University College of Pharmacy

Marshall University School of Pharmacy

MCPHS University School of Pharmacy - Boston

MCPHS University School of Pharmacy - Worcester/Manchester

Mercer University College of Pharmacy

Midwestern University College of Pharmacy - Chicago

Midwestern University College of Pharmacy - Glendale

North Dakota State University College of Pharmacy

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Northeastern University Bouve College of Health Sciences School of Pharmacy

Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy

Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy

Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy

Oregon State University College of Pharmacy & Oregon Health and Science University

Pacific University School of Pharmacy

Palm Beach Atlantic University Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy

Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy

Purdue University College of Pharmacy

Regis University School of Pharmacy

Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science College of Pharmacy

Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy

Shenandoah University Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy

South Carolina College of Pharmacy

South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy

South University School of Pharmacy

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy

Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy

St. John Fisher College, Wegmans School of Pharmacy

St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Sullivan University College of Pharmacy

Temple University School of Pharmacy

Texas A&M University Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy

Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy

Texas Tech University School of Pharmacy

The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy

Touro New York College of Pharmacy

Touro University California College of Pharmacy

Union University School of Pharmacy

University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

University of Arizona College of Pharmacy

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy

University of California - San Diego, Skaggs School of Pharmacy

University of California - San Francisco School of Pharmacy

University of Charleston School of Pharmacy

University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy

University of Colorado, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

University of Findlay College of Pharmacy

University of Florida College of Pharmacy

University of Georgia College of Pharmacy

University of Hawaii at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy

University of Houston College of Pharmacy

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

University of Iowa College of Pharmacy

University of Kansas School of Pharmacy

University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Pharmacy

University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

University of Michigan College of Pharmacy

University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy

University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy

University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Pharmacy

University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy

University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy

University of New England College of Pharmacy

University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy

University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy

University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy

University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

University of Puerto Rico School of Pharmacy

University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy

University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy

University of South Florida College of Pharmacy

University of Southern California School of Pharmacy

University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy

University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy

University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

University of Toledo College of Pharmacy

University of Utah College of Pharmacy

University of Washington School of Pharmacy

University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy

University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy

Washington State University College of Pharmacy

Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy

West Virginia University School of Pharmacy

Western New England University College of Pharmacy

Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy

Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy and Nursing

Wingate University School of Pharmacy

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