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JCP Student Team Ranked 4th in National Student Pharmacist Competition

06/08/17

JCP Student Team Ranked 4th in National Student Pharmacist Competition

JCP student pharmacists Nick Hastain, Ileka Ifejika, and Nancy Tang placed fourth in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) – 2017 Clinical Research Challenge. 82 schools and colleges of pharmacy participated in this rigorous competition.  The ACCP Clinical Research Challenge is an innovative and unique competition where teams of three pharmacy students initially participate in an online journal club for the opportunity to submit a research proposal. The top 40 teams advancing to Round 2 were given a clinically focused research question and requested to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) following specific criteria. Teams achieving the top 20 scores after the LOI round were advanced to Round 3 and invited to submit a complete research proposal. After being named in the top 20 in March 2017, the JCP Team submitted a research proposal that evaluated the value of a transitions of care service entitled, “Student Pharmacists and Pharmacists Ensuring Children Improve their Asthmatic Lives through TelepharmacY (SPECIALTY): A Transition of Care Plan for Asthma Exacerbations in Pediatric Patients.”   

This competition, which is open to only first and second year pharmacy students, was launched by ACCP in 2016. This is the second year in a row that a JCP team has placed in the top 4, with last year’s team placing third in the overall competition.

ACCP is a professional and scientific society that provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources enabling clinical pharmacists to achieve excellence in practice, research, and education. This organization is the professional home for clinical pharmacy practitioners, scientists, educators, administrators, students, residents, and fellows from more than 60 countries committed to excellence in clinical pharmacy.