by Ashley Barker
The S.C. College of Pharmacy team of Maryjoy Lepak (USC) and Marley Linder (MUSC) was the first combined-campus team to compete and win at the S.C. Society of Health-System Pharmacists' clinical skills competition on Oct. 25 in Columbia.
Student teams were asked to develop a plan to treat a child's medical problems based on a provided scenario.
Three other teams from MUSC also participated and finished in the top four: Jacqueline Pratt and Kaitlyn Turner, Rachael Lanier and Carrie Alderman, and Caroline Griggs and Sarah Glaholt.
Each winning team member received a $500 cash award, along with individual first-place trophies and a large team trophy to bring back to the school.
The national competition will be held Dec. 1 – 2 at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists' mid-year clinical meeting in Las Vegas.
Student pharmacists from MUSC have performed well in the national competition in the past. Winners from MUSC include: Julie Long and Karen Hembree Spry in 2006 and Aubrey Cartwright and Kelli Davis in 2001.