OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi pharmacy students have been selected to compete in a national clinical skills competition at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists‘ Midyear Clinical Meeting, coming up Dec. 7-8 in Orlando, Fla.
“Words cannot describe how excited we are,” said Jennifer Hockings, an Olive Branch native and student in her third professional year of pharmacy school. “This is one of the highlights in my pharmacy education so far. It is an honor to be able to represent the School of Pharmacy at a national competition.”
Hockings and Laney Owings, also in her third professional year of pharmacy school, are advancing to the national competition after being selected as winners of a local clinical skills competition in October.
The local competition consisted of 11 teams of two students in either their third or fourth professional year. The teams were given a patient case, with two hours to evaluate and develop a treatment plan.
Hockings and Owings received a case describing a 28-year-old female who was admitted to the hospital for treatment of a deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.