A three-person student team has captured second place at the fourth annual national Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition.
The Longhorn team consisting of students Ravi Davuluri, Ashlee Brunaugh and Felicia Kasra placed second overall in the competition. Students compete in three portions including compounding classic, regulatory challenge, and poster presentation of quality compounding. The Longhorn team placed second in both the compounding classic and regulatory challenge before being announced as finishing in second place overall.
It was the first time that a UT Austin team has competed in the national event. Dr. Nathan Pope, clinical assistant professor of health outcomes and pharmacy practice, serves as faculty advisor for the team.
“The students were dedicated to the competition meeting weekly with me leading up to the competition,” said Dr. Pope. “They acted with the utmost professionalism and represented the university and the college well.”
The University of Florida College of Pharmacy served as the national event host and MEDISCA was the corporate sponsor for this, the fourth year of the competition. The event was established to provide an educational experience for student pharmacists and to increase their exposure to the pharmacy compounding industry.