Leadership Challenge Competition
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2020 Student Pharmacist Leadership Challenge Competition

The 2020 TSHP Leadership Challenge Competition entry window is now closed. Check back Fall 2020 for the 2021 dates.
See below for competition details, case, scoring rubric, and checklist.

As pharmacists, we are leaders in all professional settings, and the Leadership Challenge Competition is designed to help students further explore their roles as leaders in the healthcare field. This competition is a great opportunity to collaborate with classmates and present your ideas to potential employers.

Challenge Summary:

  • What: After the written prompt goes out on January 6, 2020 (via email to TSHP members and on www.tshp.org), teams will have 5 weeks to submit a 5-10 page written response to the competition case.** Plans will be scored by a panel of judges composed of pharmacists with leadership and management experience (which may include residency directors!)

  • Who: Teams of 2 - 4 students (P1-P4). Students will all be evaluated on the same level regardless of their academic year.

  • Submission Window: January 6, 2020 – February 7, 2020.

  • When/Where:The top three (3) finalist teams will be announced on February 28, 2020 and will be asked to present at the 2020 TSHP Annual Seminar, April 17-19 (Galveston, TX) to a live judging panel.
    All finalist team members presenting must register for the Annual Seminar.* Registration costs for students is between $75 - $225 depending on when you register and your TSHP membership status. Visit www.tshp.org/registration for details.

  • Winning Team:One (1) winning team will be selected from the onsite finalist presenters. The First-Place Team will receive $250 Cash Prize and each team member will receive Complimentary Registration to 2021 Annual Seminar.

The competition is open to all P1-P4 students.


Competition Case    Scoring Rubric    Submission Checklist


PLEASE READ: The competition committee will allow student groups to make assumptions about the case, as long as they document the assumptions and the rationale behind the assumptions.

**Submission Length: References should be included in the 10-page limit.

*In regard to TSHP Annual Seminar attendance, the committee would ideally like all members of the group to be present.
To allow your team to take advantage of the Early Bird registration discount, you may follow this scale for in-person participation: Groups of 2: All members must be present.
Groups of 3: Minimum of 2/3 members must be present.
Groups of 4: Minimum of 3/4 members must be present.

Submission Form




Congratulations to the Leadership Challenge Competition winning teams!

2020: [Will you be this year's winning team?]
2019: University of Houston — Van Nguyen, Eileell Alin Nguyen, Amilda Medina
2018: University of Texas at Austin — Cathleen McCormack, Victoria Vaughan, Sydney Yogi