Larkin University Student Society of Health System Pharmacists (SSHP) held the local round of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Clinical Skills Competition on October 17th. The Clinical Skills Competition “provides pharmacy students the opportunity to enhance their skills in collaborative practice with physicians in providing direct patient care.” The students were evaluated on both written and oral presentation of patient cases, which were judged by clinical faculty members and preceptors. Winners of the local competition, Alexis Gonzalez, and Calvin Tran are moving on to represent Larkin University College of Pharmacy at the National Clinical Skills Competition in Orlando, Florida during the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. The Clinical Skills Competition took place on the heels of a visit by Ms. Diana Dabdub, Director of Pharmacy Student Forums at the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). Ms. Dabdub presented an overview of the organization to Larkin University first and second year pharmacy students on October 13, 2017, at the College of Pharmacy in Miami, FL. The overview informed students of the benefit of participating in a national organization. The Student Society of Health System Pharmacists was recently recognized as a new student chapter of both ASHP and Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists (FSHP).

About Larkin University:

Founded in 2013, Larkin University is the newest private not-for-profit university in the State of Florida, with the vision to champion the needs of a diverse global society through its education programs, scholarly activity, and development of solutions that promote the common good of health and society. The University offers graduate degrees in Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy and affords an expanding campus in North Miami, Florida comprised of student-centered staff, state of the art teaching facilities, and an intellectual environment to assure optimal learning. The College of Pharmacy offers a3-year accelerated  Doctor of Pharmacy degree at a non-prohibitive tuition cost, and the College of Biomedical Sciences offers a post-baccalaureate Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences degree designed for students committed to enhancing their credentials for admission to graduate programs in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and other healthcare fields.