AMCP Foundation P&T Rules & Requirements
- All competing team members are expected to have a working knowledge of all rules, requirements, and procedures for the P&T Competition.
- Failure to comply with any of these rules and requirements may result in team disqualification.
- A timeline of important dates will be distributed to competing teams and posted on the 2019 P&T Competition Information and Resources page. Failure to meet any of the stated deadlines may result in team disqualification.
- All competing team members must be active AMCP Student Pharmacist Members.
- All competing team members must be enrolled full-time in a Doctor of Pharmacy program at a school or college of pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Dual-degree enrollment (e.g., PharmD/MBA) is permissible. Students enrolled only in programs other than a Doctor of Pharmacy program—for example, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, or PhD programs—are not eligible to compete. Residents and fellows are not eligible to compete.
- All team members (and judges for local competitions) must register for access to the AMCP eDossier®System—Academia Version to be able to view the competition drug dossier.
- Materials for the current P&T Competition (e.g., Case Study and Team Assignments document, monograph template, judging criteria) are provided only to Competition Coordinators and Faculty Advisors, and only by email.
- Beginning in 2019, students attending a pharmacy school/college that does not have an AMCP Student Pharmacist Chapter may participate in the P&T Competition so long as all of the following conditions are met: (1) the pharmacy school/college must provide a rationale for not yet seeking to establish a Student Pharmacy Chapter; (2) prior to the deadline for submitting materials to the national P&T Competition, a representative from the pharmacy school/college must meet with an AMCP Diplomat and/or a member of the AMCP Schools of Pharmacy Relations Committee or Student Pharmacist Committee to discuss future chapter development; and (3) schools cannot participate in the P&T Competition for more than 2 years without beginning the process of establishing an AMCP Student Pharmacist Chapter.
P&T Competition Coaching Rules
- Members of previous competition teams may serve as mentors for the current year competition, provided that the mentor treats all teams equally (i.e., serves as a mentor for all teams, not just one).
- Teams may consult Faculty Advisors or other advisors regarding research resources and to verify or clarify information gathered through independent research. Faculty Advisors or other advisors may not suggest references that were not identified through independent research. For example, if a Faculty Advisor reviews a written monograph and notices that the team did not identify a major resource, the Faculty Advisory cannot direct the team to that specific resource; the Faculty Advisor can only suggest that team members expand their search for resources.
- Faculty Advisors may engage a specialist in the particular field to educate all team members about the disease state addressed in the competition case study. Specialists must refrain from any editorial comment (expert opinion) on the merits or lack of merit of the treatment options for the disease, so as to not unduly influence the student pharmacists’ decisions.
- Faculty Advisors or other volunteers, such as local AMCP members, may provide guidance to teams on the usual operations and expectations of a P&T Committee. For example, if a team is missing a major section in the PowerPoint presentation, Faculty Advisors may suggest that the team add the section. However, if the team was missing trial XYZ in the clinical trials section of the PowerPoint, Faculty Advisors may not suggest that the team add that trial to the PowerPoint; they can only suggest that team members expand their search for clinical trials.
- Faculty Advisors may provide general assistance with presentation and writing skills.
National Finalist Teams
- All members of the national finalist teams must register (and pay) to attend the AMCP Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting.
- Finalist teams are responsible for making (and paying for) their own travel and hotel arrangements for the AMCP Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting.
- Through the generosity of the P&T Competition funding partners, the AMCP Foundation extends honoraria to the institutions of each national finalist team. Please note that the AMCP Foundation’s funding partners do not underwrite travel expenses for individuals. Accordingly, the awards to national finalist teams may not be used to pay for travel or hotel accommodations. We recommend using the awards to support other expenses incurred by members of the finalist teams, such as AMCP membership, AMCP meeting registration, tuition, books, or other costs. Funds from the AMCP Foundation also can be administered as scholarships by the school/college of pharmacy.
Questions? Contact us at PT@amcpfoundation.org.