Duquesne Students Advance To Next Round Of AACP Clinical Pharmacy Challenge

Twelve teams of student pharmacists from Duquesne University School of Pharmacy participated in the first round of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Clinical Pharmacy Challenge on August 31st.

The competition consists of a trivia/lightning round, a clinical case, and a Jeopardy round which have been developed and reviewed by an expert panel of clinical pharmacy practitioners and educators. A local competition is held at each school of pharmacy from across the country.

The competition was hosted by ACCP faculty members Drs. Branden Nemecek and David Zimmerman. This was the third year the event was held and it was largest group of competitors to date.

The first place team, which consisted of Rachael Gerstein, Briana Dannessa, and Kelsey Dutka, will go on to compete online against teams from across the country to earn a place at the finals at the ACCP Annual Meeting in Hollywood, Florida, from October 22–24, 2016.

The team of Colton Collier, Lauren Curry, and Andrew Gaiser earned second place, and the third place team members were Emily McLaughlin, Karly Dancsecs, and Courtney Olesky.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University's academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim. 

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