Clinical Skills Competition 2011
Kayleigh Emerson and Christine Wicke, both third-year (P3) pharmacy students, took top honors in the P3-P4 statewide Clinical Skills Competition at the recent Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP) meeting in San Antonio.
In the competition, two person teams are given two hours to review a patient case in order to identify the problem, and develop a medication schedule and monitoring plan. The team presents its case to a panel of judges and fields questions from the judging panel.
Morgan McCormick, P2, and Collin Verheyden, P3, comprised another UT team that won honorable mention in the competition.
Amanda Basto and Nazley Mohammadi, both P2 students, made up the team ranked to honorable mention honors in the P1-P2 competition.
In addition, Sara Bowser, P3, won TSHP's Disease State Management Competition while Athena Brand, P2, won honorable mention recognition.
In this competition, students are presented a patient profile. Within a prescribed time, participants must review the case and interview the "patient" to gather medical history and to evaluate the patient's knowledge about the disease. Participants counsel the patient and write up progress notes for the case file.