Wilkes University

August

ACCP Clinical Pharmacy Challenge

 

The ACCP Clinical Pharmacy Challenge is a team-based competition. Teams of three students will compete against teams from other schools and colleges of pharmacy in a "quiz bowl"–type format. Only one team per institution may enter the competition. Institutions with branch campuses, distance satellites, or more than one interested team are encouraged to conduct a local competition. LOCAL COMPETITION: On September 3, students will be given access to an individual competition test, resembling the format of the preliminary, regional, and national competition. The top three scores from the individual exam will be used to form Wilkes' team. The fourth and fifth highest scores will be team alternates. Please email Dr. Longyhore (daniel.longyhore@wilkes.edu) if you would like to compete to qualify for the Wilkes team. 

Additional Information Preliminary rounds of the national competition will be conducted virtually in September. The quarterfinal, semifinal, and final rounds will be held live at the ACCP Global Conference on Clinical Pharmacy in San Francisco, California, October 17-19, 2015 Each round will consist of questions offered in the three distinct segments indicated below. Item content used in each segment has been developed and reviewed by an expert panel of clinical pharmacy practitioners and educators. Trivia/Lightning Clinical Case Jeopardy-style Each team advancing to the quarterfinal round held at the ACCP Annual Meeting will receive three complimentary student full meeting registrations. Each team member will receive an ACCP gift certificate for $125 and a certificate of recognition. In addition to the above, semifinal teams not advancing to the final round will receive a semifinal team plaque for display at their institution. The second-place team will receive a $750 cash award ($250 to each member) and a commemorative team plaque. The winning team will receive a $1500 cash award ($500 to each member), and each team member will receive a commemorative plaque. A team trophy will be awarded to the winning institution. Students are not required to be members of ACCP to participate. Team registration may be submitted online and must be initiated by a current faculty member at the respective institution. Students interested in forming a team should contact their ACCP faculty liaison. If no ACCP Faculty Liaison has been identified, any faculty member from the institution may initiate the registration process. The registering faculty member must confirm the eligibility of all team members and/or alternates online before a team will be permitted to compete in the Clinical Pharmacy Challenge. The deadline to complete team registration and confirm eligibility is September 8, 2015.


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