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2017 ACCP Clinical Research Challenge Under Way

February 13, 2017

ACCP Clinical Research Challenge

ACCP is pleased to announce that competition is under way in the second annual Clinical Research Challenge (CRC). Research and scholarship contributes to improved health outcomes for patients and advances in the profession of clinical pharmacy. Critically evaluating and applying the primary literature is an essential skill for students pursuing a career in clinical pharmacy.

This innovative and unique competition offers teams of three students (those in the first two professional years of their degree program) the opportunity to compete in round 1: Online Journal Club. Teams achieving the top 40 scores will advance to round 2: Letter of Intent Submission. Teams with the top 20 scores in round 2 will advance to the third and final round: Research Protocol Development.

The competition began on February 6 with 82 teams vying for a spot in round 2. The Online Journal Club examination was based on the following literature:

  • Price D, Musgrave SD, Shepstone L, et al. Leukotriene antagonists as first-line or add-on asthma-controller therapy. N Engl J Med 2011;364:1695-707.
  • Supplement to: Price D, Musgrave SD, Shepstone L, et al. Leukotriene antagonists as first-line or add-on asthma-controller therapy. N Engl J Med 2011;364:1695-707.

Teams advancing to round 2 will be given a clinically focused research question and will have 2½ weeks to develop and submit a letter of intent following the criteria outlined here. Teams advancing to round 3 will be announced on March 17. To view a list of teams participating in each round of the competition, please click here.

For complete information on the CRC, visit www.accp.com/stunet/crc/index.aspx.