The three-member team from the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences won the 2022 ACCP Clinical Pharmacy Challenge in an exciting match versus the team from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy. From an initial field of 114 teams, these two institutions advanced through four online rounds of competition as well as live quarterfinal and semifinal matches to face each other in the final round held Monday, October 17, 2022, at the ACCP Global Conference on Clinical Pharmacy in San Francisco.
The Clinical Pharmacy Challenge, now in its second decade of excellence, affords teams of three pharmacy students the opportunity to compete in a “quiz bowl”–type competition. Each round of competition consists of three segments: Trivia/Lightning, Clinical Case, and Jeopardy-style items. Items are written and reviewed by an expert panel of ACCP members.
A large and enthusiastic crowd of Global Conference attendees gathered to cheer on both teams in the final round match. Representing Team Toledo were Alana Knapke (team leader), Christina Beran, and Ethan Shell. Team Tennessee was represented by Lindy Lane (team leader), Brooke Butler, and Abigail Rath. The two teams battled back and forth in the Trivia/Lightning segment of the match; however, during the Clinical Case section, Toledo pulled ahead with a strong performance. The final section of the match was the Jeopardy-style round, where teams were presented 15 items (3 items of 100, 200, or 300 points) in each of the following categories: Cardiovascular Disorders, Critical Care/Emergency Medicine, Immunology/Transplantation, Pain and Palliative Care, and Potpourri. The teams employed strategic choices as they navigated the Jeopardy grid, selecting the item categories they felt would match their own unique strengths. Team Toledo emerged victorious at the end of the round.
University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy Team, Runner-up Team (left to right): Abigail Rath, Lindy Lane, Brooke Butler, and Dr. John Murphy
University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Champion Team (left to right): Christina Beran, Ethan Shell, Alana Knapke, and Dr. John Murphy
Please join ACCP in congratulating both teams on their outstanding academic achievement. To view a complete list of the teams that participated and progressed through each round of this year’s competition, please visit www.accp.com/stunet.