Murphy and Bermingham win ASHP Clinical Skills Competition

The national winners of the 2010 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Clinical Skills Competition are Jennifer Murphy and Rachelle Bermingham, student pharmacists from the UCSF School of Pharmacy.

The ASHP competition involves both a written and oral evaluation of a specific patient case. It is designed to encourage future hospital and health system pharmacists to work as teams to analyze the medication needs and care of patients and, ultimately, to help patients make the best use of their medications.

Clinical Skills Competition winners Jennifer Murphy (left) and Rachelle Bermingham (right)

Clinical Skills Competition winners Jennifer Murphy (left) and Rachelle Bermingham (right)

Murphy and Bermingham evaluated the case of a patient who was prescribed an antibiotic to treat a urinary tract infection and subsequently developed a skin rash. The competition and award announcement took place during the 2010 ASHP Mid-year Clinical Meeting held December 5-9, 2010, in Anaheim, California.

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2010 ASHP Clinical Skills Competition Winners

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ASHP Clinical Skills Competition

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.