ASHP Clinical Skills Competition

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Clinical Skills Competition (ASHP CSC) is an annual competition that occurs at the beginning of each school year. The CSC is comprised of a 2-hour written assessment followed by oral presentations. A total of 16 teams representing both the Corvallis and Portland campuses participated in the CSC: five P1 teams, four P2 teams, two P3 teams, and five P4 teams.

P3 and P4 students at the Portland campus for the written portion of the ASHP Clinical Skills Competition
The written portion of the CSC was held on October 13th and the oral presentations were held on October 20th. For the first part of the competition, pairs of students from the same class were presented with a patient case and asked to write a pharmacist care plan within a time limit of two hours.

The results of the written competition are:

Top P1 team: Nga Nguyen and Katherine Caras
2nd Place P1 team: Shannon Khal and Elizabeth Soney

Top P2 team: Kelli Kronsberg and Sean Colebrook
2nd Place P2 team: Andrew Ischemia and Rusti Neukam

Top P3 team: Amber Meier and Katie LaRue
2nd Place P3 team: Yan Zhuo and Jackie Verlinich

The top 5 teams from the written competition, determined by a panel of nine pharmacist judges, advanced to the oral presentation held on Thursday, October 20th:

Top 5 Teams:
1st Place
P4s Alex Boyd and Victor Tran
2nd Place
P4s Victoria “Vikki” Li and Thi Nguyen
3rd Place
P4s Dan Muongpack and Le Diem “Theresa” Pham
4th Place
P2s Kelli Kronsberg and Sean Colebrook
5th Place
P4s Tina Nguyen and Ogechukwu “Gechi” Erinne
The 1st place winners, P4s Alex Boyd and Victor Tran, went on to represent the College in the national competition at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, December 3.

Congratulations to all teams who participated in the ASHP Clinical Skills Competition.

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