Suzanne Higginbotham Speaks Helps Design National Student Pharmacist Competition
Dr. Suzanne Higginbotham, Director of the Duquesne University Pharmacy and Center for Pharmacy Care, helped design a national competition for student pharmacists to learn, develop and showcase point-of-care testing and disease management skills and knowledge. Higginbotham
Official Press Release: Cambridge Healthtech Institute is pleased to announce the "Pharmacist Intern Final Four" in the inaugural Point-of-Care Testing Disease Management Competition hosted at the Next Generation Diagnostics conference in Washington D.C. These students competed using a collaborative pharmacist practice agreement, a patient profile, and a patient interview to determine which point-of-care test to order and then act upon the test results. Pharmacist interns in the national competition are chosen during competitions at their colleges or schools of pharmacy.
The winner of the national competition for 2016 will be announced by Dr. Don Klepser during the Next Generation Diagnostics conference on Friday, Aug. 24.
The competition was designed by faculty from Ferris State College of Pharmacy, the University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy and Dr. Suzanne Higginbotham from Duquesne University School of Pharmacy, all of whom will speak at the conference on levering community pharmacy with point-of-care and rapid diagnostic testing.
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