School Of Pharmacy Students Finish In Top 10 At ASHP Clinical Skills Competition

Gaiser, CurryTwo Duquesne University School of Pharmacy student pharmacists, Lauren Curry and Andrew Gaiser, placed in the top ten of the national-level American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Clinical Skills Competition at the organization's Midyear Meeting in Las Vegas earlier this month. Both Curry and Gaiser are PY4 students.

"It's a huge accomplishment. This is the first time a team from Duquesne has made the final round of this event.," said Dr. Kurt Wolfgang, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice.

All local chapters of ASHP host a local-level Clinical Skills Competition every year. It consists of an intense patient case, with teams of two students putting together a care plan then giving a live presentation to judges. The winning team of two students is sent to the ASHP Midyear Meeting to compete in the national level.

On Saturday at Midyear, all schools compete first in the semifinal round, which consists of another very intense patient case. Student teams put together care plans, which are then evaluated by a large team of judges.

The top 10 teams out of 131 are selected to participate in the Final Round held on Sunday. This is a live presentation where students present for 2 minutes, then are intensely questioned by judges for 8 minutes.

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