(29 October 2012)
The South Carolina College of Pharmacy (SCCP) team of Maryjoy Lepak (University of South Carolina) and Marley Linder (Medical University of South Carolina) were
the College's first ever combined-campus team to compete and win the South Carolina Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SCSHP) clinical skills competition on Oct. 25 in Columbia.
were asked to develop a plan to treat a child’s medical problems based on a
teams from the College also participated and finished in the top four: Jacqueline
Pratt and Kaitlyn Turner, Rachael Lanier and Carrie Alderman, and Caroline
Griggs and Sarah Glaholt. Those teams are all from the MUSC campus.
competition will be held December 1-2 at the
of Health-System Pharmacists mid-year clinical meeting in Las Vegas.
At the national competition, each winning team member receives a $500 cash award along with
individual first place trophies and a large team trophy to bring back to the
school. Student pharmacists from South Carolina have performed well in the national
competition in the past, including two teams from MUSC that won the competition -- Julie Long and Karen
Hembree Spry in 2006 and Aubrey Cartwright and Kelli Davis in 2001.