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ACCP Report - September 2019

ACCP Clinical Pharmacy Challenge Competition Now Under Way

Student Competition

Online rounds of the 2019 Clinical Pharmacy Challenge, ACCP’s novel, national team competition, began September 5. Now in its 10th year, the competition continues to grow, drawing nationwide participation from 120 institutions representing 46 states and two international universities.

The online competition, which concluded September 13, gave eligible teams the opportunity to compete in up to four rounds of competition in which they answered items in each of the competition’s distinct segments:

  • Trivia/Lightning
  • Clinical Case
  • Jeopardy-style

The item content used in each segment was developed and reviewed by an expert panel of clinical pharmacy practitioners and educators. The 2019 ACCP Clinical Pharmacy Challenge Item-Author Panel was led by its chair, Alex Flannery, Pharm.D., BCCCP, BCPS.

From the initial field of 120 teams in the 2019 competition, eight schools will advance to compete in the live round competition October 26–28 at the ACCP Annual Meeting in New York, New York. Each team member advancing to the quarterfinal round will receive a complimentary student full-meeting registration, an ACCP gift certificate for $125, and a certificate of recognition. Quarterfinal teams will vie for a spot in the final round for a chance to win up to $1500 and the title of 2019 Clinical Pharmacy Challenge Champion.

Past winners of the Clinical Pharmacy Challenge are:

  • 2010 – University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
  • 2011 – Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • 2012 – Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences School of Pharmacy
  • 2013 – East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy
  • 2014 – Purdue University College of Pharmacy
  • 2015 – University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
  • 2016 – East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy
  • 2017 – University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
  • 2018 – University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy

Who will be crowned the 2019 Clinical Pharmacy Challenge Champion? Join us in New York to find out.

To obtain more information on the challenge and view a listing of the teams that have participated and progressed through each of the four 2019 online rounds, please visit