Elmore and Clemens Win 2008 Clinical Skills Competition
Lindsey Elmore and Evan Clemens, student pharmacists from the UCSF School of Pharmacy, are national winners of the 2008 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Clinical Skills Competition. The competition, which involves both a written and oral evaluation of a specific patient case, is designed to encourage future hospital and health system pharmacists to work as teams to analyze the medication needs and care of patients and to ultimately help patients make the best use of their medications. According to Elmore, the key to her and Clemens' success in the competition was a "divide and conquer" approach. The competition and award announcement took place during the 2008 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting held December 7-11, 2008 in Orlando, Florida.
About the School: The UCSF School of Pharmacy is a premier graduate-level academic organization dedicated to improving health through precise therapeutics. It succeeds through innovative research, by educating PharmD health professional and PhD science students, and by caring for the therapeutics needs of patients while exploring innovative new models of patient care. The School was founded in 1872 as the first pharmacy school in the American West. It is an integral part of UC San Francisco, a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide.