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  • 1st Place –AdheriSquad (Rebecca Caughman, Jessica Shue, Amee Shah)


    AdheriSquad (Amee Shah,Rebecca Caughman, Jessica Shue)

Student Experience

Congratulations to Rebecca Caughman, Amee Shah, and Jessica Shue, who as Team Adheri Squad, won the 9th Annual National Student Pharmacists Compounding Competition, sponsored by LP3, Medisca and Medisca Network. The Adheri Squad qualified for this competition after winning the local competition held at the College of Pharmacy in January, and went on to compete against the Top 20 Pharmacy compounding teams from universities across the United States.

Each year, Medisca sponsors the National Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition.

To determine which team represents the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, a local competition was held on January 21, 2019. The competition began with 28 teams each consisting of 3 pharmacy students.   Twelve team finalists were determined by judging a 3-minute compounding innovation piece that created a new technology or product line.  On Monday, January 22, the winning team was judged by 4 compounding pharmacists during a 3-hour compounding formulation challenge in addition to the innovation piece.

USC-COP has competed for the past 6 years in this rigorous competition which includes hands on compounding and testing regulatory knowledge.  While at the competition, our representing team will also film and discuss their innovation pieces.  Kathy Quarles Moore directs our local competition and coaches/advises our team during the national competition.

This year, the competition will take place on March 16-17 in Aventura, Florida.  The national competition is an extremely intense 2 days for the USC-COP local winning team where they compete against approximately 22 other university compounding teams.

Advising and Mentoring

Work with an experienced team of advisers at the College of Pharmacy to choose courses that best fit your academic and career goals. Our faculty and staff prepare you to apply to pharmacy school and excel in the USC Pharm.D. program.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates are prepared for many career choices. Whether you’re planning to be a researcher, entrepreneur or hospital pharmacy director, your advanced professional training at Carolina sets the stage for a successful career.

Experiential Learning

Learning by doing will be core to your USC College of Pharmacy experience. From gaining real-world experience in our campus labs to on-the-job learning during rotations in hospitals, healthcare facilities and retail pharmacies, our hands-on training builds strong professional skills.

International Programs

Take your studies into the world. Our student and faculty global exchange consortiums in the Middle East, China, Uganda, London, Nicaragua and Australia give you the opportunity to study the pharmacy profession and experience the broader world.

Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center

This unique center at USC links traditional pharmacy, entrepreneurship and innovation. Explore non-traditional pharmacy careers, participate in advanced compounding training and take part in other innovative experiences.

Palmetto Poison Center

The only poison center for the state South Carolina, the Palmetto Poison Center provides treatment information on exposures to poisonous materials for the general public and healthcare professionals. The Center provides community poison prevention outreach opportunities for students and serves as an experiential training site for fourth year pharmacy students.  

Student Organizations

Professional, social and service organizations are a great way for you to get involved with other pharmacy students. The USC College of Pharmacy has 14 organizations that share a common pharmacy bond. In addition, Carolina offers hundreds of organizations to enhance your student experience.

Student Services

The University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy's student services staff can help you prepare to enter the college and progress toward your degree. Our staff offers prospective students onsite tours, hosts open houses and informational sessions and keeps students and alumni connected through email and Facebook.