ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association on Wednesday announced that three teams of pharmacy students have been named finalists in the 2013 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. Student pharmacy teams from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy, the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy and the University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy will present their business plans in a live competition at NCPA’s Annual Convention this October.
“Every year, we are impressed by the quality and caliber of the student business plans, and this year is no different,” stated NCPA president Donnie Calhoun. “All of the students are to be commended on their hard work and efforts to put together a comprehensive business plan, and we look forward to seeing the top three finalists showcase their plans for independent pharmacy ownership in a live competition at our Annual Convention in October.”
This year’s competition drew submissions from 39 schools and colleges of pharmacy.
The remaining finalists in the top ten are: the University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy; the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy; the University of Oklahoma at Tulsa College of Pharmacy; the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy; and Washington State University College of Pharmacy.
All participating schools receive a plaque commemorating their participation in the competition. Each year, competing schools receive an engraved plate to add to their plaque, and teams placing in the top 10 receive a special plate acknowledging this distinction.
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