Pharmacy Students Win Big At Competition

Pharmacy schools offer few opportunities for future pharmacists to compete with other scholars in national pharmacy schools, but one competition this year allowed them to do just that. Pharmacy students designed posters and presented ideas on managed health care at an organization’s annual competition for student pharmacists:

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 25, 2012 –/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Foundation for Managed Care Pharmacy (FMCP) is pleased to announce the winners of FMCP’s 12th Annual National Student Pharmacist Pharmacy & Therapeutics (P&T) Competition and the 2012 Best Poster Contest.

FMCP is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), and the awards were presented April 20 at AMCP’s 24th Annual Meeting & Expo in San Francisco.

“FMCP’s annual competitions are a great way to teach a new generation of rising pharmacists the practices of managed care pharmacy,” said Edith A. Rosato, RPh, IOM, Chief Executive Officer of the Academy and Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. “These activities build skills, awareness and enthusiasm for our profession.”

FMCP 12th Annual National Student Pharmacist P&T Competition

The National P&T Competition attracted a record 29 teams from AMCP Student Pharmacist Chapters. Each team submitted required written materials in the preliminary round from which eight teams were selected to compete in live presentations held at the AMCP Annual Meeting.

The eight finalist teams were from the following schools and colleges of pharmacy: Purdue University, Rutgers University, The Ohio State University, University of California San Francisco,University of Georgia, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Southern California, andUniversity of Washington.

The 2012 winners were:

First place: Rutgers University AMCP Chapter ($2,500 scholarship). Team members are Lisa Chen, Delong Cen, Patrick Liu, Jonathan Rosen, and Faculty Advisor Saira A. Jan.

Second place: University of Georgia AMCP Chapter ($1,500 scholarship). Team membe…read more here.

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