Start your mortars and pestles

Students, start your mortars and pestles

Pharmacy student Kevin Keller of the University of Connecticut prepares a compound. Competing teams of student pharmacists prepared three compound medications during The American Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition March 19 at UF's College of Pharmacy./Photo by Maria Belen Farias

In March , the UF College of Pharmacy played host to a national student pharmacist compounding competition, which brought finalists from eight schools of pharmacy to UF’s state-of-the-art Carl & Joan Allison Skills Laboratory in the college’s CVS/pharmacy Education Center. MEDISCA, a distributor of pharmaceutical compounding supplies, sponsored the event at UF, in a mutual goal to raise awareness and provide a better understanding of the art and science of pharmaceutical compounding. The results were close, and scores were high among all the competitors, but UF congratulates the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy student pharmacists, who achieved top honors.