2023 CAPSI-CSHP Evidence-Based Practice Competition 

May 25, 2023


CSHP is the proud sponsor of the CAPSI-CSHP Evidence-Based Practice Competition 

Each year this competition aims to provide pharmacy students with an opportunity to enhance their critical thinking, scientific reasoning, problem-solving, decision-making, time management, and communication skills. The goal was to help students recognize the importance of these skills in advanced pharmacy practice and incorporate evidence-based medicine into their patient care approach.   

Pharmacy students take part in a nationwide competition to review a patient case, identify drug therapy problems, and make recommendations based on primary literature searches and/or existing guidelines. As part of the competition, student teams’ written submissions are judged based on a marking key. The team with the highest score is awarded a prize sponsored by CSHP. 

CAPSI and CSHP student representatives from 10 universities played a crucial role in organizing the competition and ensuring widespread participation across the country. The competition took place in both English and French, and a total of 15 entries were received, with teams consisting of 2-4 students from the following 8 Canadian universities made a submission: 

  • Dalhousie University (1 team) 
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland (1 team) 
  • University of Alberta (3 teams) 
  • University of British Columbia (1 team) 
  • University of Manitoba (2 teams) 
  • University of Saskatchewan (1 team) 
  • University of Toronto (3 teams)
  • University of Waterloo (3 teams) 

After a thorough evaluation by the judges, we are pleased to announce that the entry submitted by the Dalhousie University team has emerged as the competition winner and they’ve earned a $500 prize! 

CSHP wants to extend our appreciation to the students and the judges involved in this year’s competition, in addition to a massive thank you to our partners at CAPSI for letting us be a part of this cornerstone CAPSI competition.