Pharmacy Student Team Wins 2nd Place at AMCP National P&T Competition

Pharmacy Student Team 2nd Place Winners

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) National Student Pharmacist Pharmacy & Therapeutics (P&T) Competition Semi-Finals were held at the AMCP Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, on April 9, 2015. Fifty-five teams from AMCP Student Pharmacist Chapters across the country competed, and eight semi-finalists were invited to compete in San Diego. The College of Pharmacy is pleased to announce that its team won 2nd Place.

Student teams worked through a case study involving a drug product dossier for ipilimumab (Yerovy®) based on the AMCP Format for Formulary Submissions. Using available evidence, teams presented their recommendations for formulary placement to a panel of judges representing a P&T committee.

The Purdue team consisted of third professional year PharmD students Hannah Le, Helen Shao, and Limin Zhang, and second professional year PharmD student Madeline Merkel. The students were awarded a plaque and the College of Pharmacy will receive a $1,500 scholarship. The team would like to thank their AMCP Purdue Chapter Advisor, Dr. Amy Heck Sheehan, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, as well as Drs. Cindi Koh-Knox, Joseph Thomas, and Kellie Jones Weddle and for their guidance and support. “I am very proud of our chapter’s dedication to this challenging competition,” comments Dr. Sheehan. “Our team prepared a detailed analysis of the clinical and economic evidence and presented their recommendations with confidence. It was an honor to represent the Purdue College of Pharmacy and to showcase our students’ skills on a national stage.” 

You can read more about the competition here.  

Photo caption: (L to R) Dr. Amy Heck Sheehan poses with the winning team members Helen Shao, Limin Zhang, Hannah Le, and Madeline Merkel

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