ASHP Midyear: Two Gainesville students place in the Clinical Skills Competition top 10

Two University of Florida College of Pharmacy students placed top 10 in one of the nation’s most competitive pharmacy competitions. Michelle Dillon and Michael Vincent, fourth-year Pharm.D. students from the Gainesville campus, competed against more than 100 teams in the Clinical Skills Competition at the virtual American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting, Dec. 6-10.

Michelle Dillon and Michael Vincent
Michelle Dillon and Michael Vincent placed in the top 10 of ASHP’s Clinical Skills Competition.

The Clinical Skills Competition is an interactive, team-based analysis of clinical scenarios for hospital and health-system pharmacists. Dillon and Vincent were presented with a patient case and had two hours to come up with an evidence-based care plan for the patient. All teams submitted a written care plan, and the top 10 scoring teams advanced to an oral round of the competition. The oral portion featured a two minute presentation, followed by eight minutes of questions from a panel of judges.

Each pharmacy college in the nation was allowed one team in the Clinical Skills Competition. Dillon and Vincent won the honor of representing the UF College of Pharmacy, after competing in a college-wide contest this fall.