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Pharmacy students win national competition


The winning team (l-r) Ian Aucoin, Jamie Grandy, Chris Grant and Tim Buchanan.

By Jenn Deon

Four pharmacy students from Memorial University have won the National Canadian Association of Pharmacy Students and Interns (CAPSI) Compounding Competition for 2012.

Chris Grant, Ian Aucoin, Tim Buchanan and Jamie Grandy of the class of 2012 placed first against the nine other pharmacy schools in Canada. The competition was held in Halifax on Thursday, Jan. 12, during the annual Pharmacy Development Week (PDW) conference which gathers pharmacy students from across Canada.

Student teams compete by analyzing and preparing pharmacy compounds. Each winning local team (one from each pharmacy faculty in Canada) advances to the National Compounding Competition at PDW.

Sponsored by CAPSI and Medisca, the winning team received registration to PDW, a travel subsidy and an additional $400 for their first-place win.

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