Pharmacy Students Place Second in Nation


ATLANTA—Four Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy students recently placed second in the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy and Therapeutics Competition.
Alonzo J. Logan, Howie McKibbon, Amy Rorer and Peter Strickland won second place in the national competition held in Minneapolis, Minn., in April.
The four students had to analyze and justify a request to add a new drug to a managed care formulary using pharmoeconomic principles learned in class. They competed against approximately 10 teams from across the country.
The students are members of the Southern School of Pharmacy’s chapter of the Academy of Managed Care. This national professional society is dedicated to the concept and practice of pharmaceutical care in managed health care environments
“The recognition of our chapter and students on a national level brings honor not only to them, but also to our school,” H.W. “Ted” Matthews, dean of the Southern School of Pharmacy, said. “We commend them for their hard work.”
Logan, McKibbon and Rorer are third-year students in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program. Strickland is a first-year student in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program.