Champion compounders

WSU student pharmacists earn top prize in national compounding contest

Three student pharmacists from the Washington State University College of Pharmacy competed in the national Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition March 17-18 in Aventura, Florida.

WSU student pharmacists Shauna Leggett, class of 2018, Katie Cashman, class of 2019, and Megan Baker, class of 2020, made up one of 20 teams from pharmacy programs across the country.

The WSU team won the competition. They took home trophies, a check for $1,000 for the WSU compounding lab, and gift certificates for training opportunities for each student member and faculty mentor valued at over $3,000 per person.

Leggett and Baker were part of the WSU team that placed fourth last year and won a separate research proposal contest.

Their faculty mentor is Connie Remsberg, Ph.D., Pharm.D., a clinical assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy, and a registered pharmacist.

This is an example of how the WSU Doctor of Pharmacy program provides a transformative student experience. Read more on the local compounding competition that took place in Spokane on January 20 here.

The national competition is hosted and co-sponsored by MEDISCA, a FDA-registered supplier of pharmacy compounding ingredients and products, to promote the compounding pharmacy community and provide student pharmacists with an opportunity to practice their skills and receive national recognition in the process.