Clinical Skills Competition
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An Annual TSHP Research & Education Foundation Statewide Student Pharmacist Competition

2020 Clinical Skills Competition (CSC)

The 2020 CSC sign-up window will close [TBD >> Check back for rescheduled updates]
See below for competition details and example cases.

CSC is a team-based analysis of clinical scenarios for hospital and health-system pharmacists. It provides student pharmacists the opportunity to enhance their skills in providing direct patient care. This statewide competition helps prepare participants to compete on a national scale.

Competition Summary:

  • Who: Two-person teams compete in one of four student categories: P1, P2, P3 and P4. A team of mixed contestants will be placed in the category of the highest member.

  • Submission Window: Teams must sign-up by [TBD >> Check back for rescheduled updates]. Be prepared to provide the name, contact number, and email address for each team member at the time of sign-up. Sign-up will be accepted after the deadline pending available space. For additional information about the competition, contact

  • When/Where: The CSC will take place during the 2020 TSHP Annual Seminar to a live judging panel. Teams will first convene and then present to a panel of three judges.

    All participants must be registered for the TSHP Annual Seminar. Registration cost for students is between $75 - $225 depending on the date of registration and TSHP membership status. Visit for details.

  • Winning Team: One (1) winning team in each category will receive a certificate for the team and each team member will receive a $75 cash prize and complimentary registration to the next year's TSHP Annual Seminar.

  • Judging: Team performance will be judged based on predefined criteria (documentation 25%, presentation 25%, and response to questions 50%).

The competition is open to all P1-P4 students.

CSC Example Case    Scenario-Format-Discussion

Submission Form

Congratulations to the Clinical Skills Competition winning teams!

2020: [Will you be one of this year's winning teams?]
    P1: Ricky Huynh‐Phan & Duc Huynh (University of Houston College of Pharmacy)
    P2: Leia Gaddis & Princy John (Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Pharmacy)
    P2 Honorable Mention: Kevin Burnham & Kevin Varughese (University of Texas College of Pharmacy – Tyler)
    P3: Alana Coleman & Hanna Kim (University of Texas College of Pharmacy – Austin)
    P3 Honorable Mention: Jenny Lee & Tarak Patel (Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Pharmacy)