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College of Pharmacy Students are Compounding Pros

Posted on: March 28, 2018
By: Kathy Quarles-Moore, Clinical Assistant Professor

The UofSC College of Pharmacy compounding team, Kristen Arnall Spoon, Caroline Roberts and Rebecca Caughman, took 2nd place overall in the National Medisca Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition in Hollywood, Florida.

This overall score was judged based on three categories:

  1.  Classic Compounding: Teams were given two patient scenarios and they had to formulate and compound products for each with extensive justification and documentation.
  2. Game Show Challenge: Included a "Kahoot It" game and a Jeopardy-style game of pharmacy compounding trivia. 
  3. Innovation Challenge: An innovation piece that the team came up with prior to the National competition. It was meant to present a revolutionary technology, delivery system , application, product line or any other innovation that would significantly influence the compounding industry. 

A separate competition was the Head-to-Head Compounding Challenge.

One student on each team was selected by their teammates to face off against students from the other teams. They had one hour to create a non-sterile dosage form which they deemed to be the most  suitable based on a physician's scenario. They had to justify in writing their reasoning for the dosage form that they compounded as well as all ingredients in the formulation before time ran out.

Our team chose Rebecca Caughman to go head to head and she won the competition by the judge's unanimous decision and won our team, including the advisor/coach a trip to the World Compounding Congress in Las Vegas in October 2018.

These young ladies represented The University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy well, not only with their compounding acumen, but with with their degree of professionalism, class, teamwork, integrity and humility.


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