Disease State Management Competition
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An Annual TSHP Research & Education Foundation Statewide Student Pharmacist Competition

2020 Disease State Management Competition (DSMC)

The 2020 DSMC sign-up window will close [TBD >> Due to the rescheduling of Annual Seminar, please check back for rescheduled deadlines and updates]. 
See below for competition details and example cases.

The DSMC is an interactive, team-based competition for student pharmacists to collaborate in analyzing a patient case and practice their clinical thought process. The competition is designed to mimic real-world pharmacy practice. Participation is a great way to practice delivering comprehensive disease-state management efficiently under time restraints and use communication skills to collaborate with health-care professionals. This statewide competition helps prepare participants to compete on a national scale.

Competition Summary:

  • Who: Individual undergraduate students without an active pharmacy license and currently enrolled in a school/college of pharmacy may sign-up for this competition.

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

  • When/Where: DSMC will take place during the Annual Seminar to a live, three-person judging panel.

    All participants must be registered for the TSHP Annual Seminar. Registration cost for students is between $75 - $225 depending on when the participant registers and their TSHP membership status. Visit www.tshp.org/registration for details.

  • Winning Team: One (1) First Place Winner will receive a certificate, a $75 cash prize, and complimentary registration to the next year's TSHP Annual Seminar.

  • Judging: You will be judged on the following criteria: communication skills (20%), interpersonal skills (20%), clinical problem-solving and decision-making skills (20%), educational skills (20%), and documentation skills (20%).

DSMC Example Case A    DSMC Example Case B    Scenario – Format – Discussion    SOAP Example

Submission Form

Congratulations to the Disease State Management Competition winners!

2020: [Will you be one of this year's winners?]
    First Place: Anna Bozhkova (University of Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy)
    Honorable Mention: Jennifer Dela Pena (University of Houston College of Pharmacy)