Wilkes University


Wilkes University Pharmacy Team Places Fourth in American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Clinical Skills Competition

Bethany Sharpless and Lindsey Coval represented the Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy in the 19th annual American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Clinical Skills Competition, held during the society’s Midyear Clinical Meeting in Anaheim, Calif. The team placed fourth in the competition, in which a record 127 teams from pharmacy schools across the country competed.

The competition, designed to encourage and recognize excellence in clinical skill development, required the students to assess patient information and current therapy, identify and prioritize drug therapy problems, identify treatment goals and recommend a pharmacist’s care plan. It consisted of three rounds – a preliminary round held at the school, a semi-final round that included a national level written test, and a final round which featured oral presentations by the top ten finalist teams. As a top ten finalist, the Wilkes team received an ASHP Naplex Review, 4th Edition and an iPad Mini with Lexi-Complete with AHFS Essentials.

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists represent pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in acute and ambulatory settings. The organization’s more than 40,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.