USC Students Place First in CSHP Clinical Skills Competition

Fourth-year PharmD students placed first in the statewide California Society of Health-System Pharmacists (CSHP) 2018 Clinical Skills Competition. Tiffany Hwang and Thanh Vu beat out representatives from 10 other pharmacy schools at the competition held during the CSHP 2018 Seminar in San Diego, California in October.

The Clinical Skills Competition is an interactive, team-based analysis of clinical scenarios for hospital and health-system pharmacists. Teams of two compete by demonstrating their skills in identifying and prioritizing multiple drug therapy problems, assessing patient information, and formulating a comprehensive pharmacy care plan in accordance with treatment guidelines.

“The competition provides pharmacy students the opportunity to practice, test, and challenge their clinical knowledge,” said Susie Park, associate dean for student affairs at USC Mann. “Tiffany and Thanh showed they’re capable of thinking on their feet and their success bears testament to the power of dedication and teamwork.”

Hwang and Vu will represent the School again in December as they compete in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) 2018 Clinical Skills Competition in Anaheim, California.