Join AHEC for the 2017 IP Healthcare Case Competition! Online applications will open September 1, 2016. The deadline to apply will be October 3. This year the competition will be held at the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells from Thursday, January 12 – Friday January 13, 2017. Check here for more information.

The IP Healthcare Case Competition is also seeking AHEC alumni and other presenters to assist in this statewide competition.

Competition Overview:

This annual event hosted by Wisconsin AHEC invites students from any Wisconsin college/university to compete in a case competition, and prove you’ve got the knowledge and skills that employers are seeking in up-and-coming health professionals!

Teams will have two months to work together on a case study and submit their entry prior to the competition event. Each team will conduct an analysis of interprofessional efforts during the care of a patient/client. At the end of the process, your team will present your findings to a panel of judges representing various disciplines in the community of Wisconsin’s healthcare professionals.

Eligibility:

  • Health professions students from any degree or discipline may compete.
  • Form a team of 4-5 students, with at least three different degrees/professions represented.
  • Choose which AHEC region your team will apply to represent (7 regions).
  • Applications are accepted online beginning September 1, 2016.
  • Deadline to apply is October 3 unless all regions are filled sooner.
  • Each team member will pay a $35 registration fee.

Benefits of participating in the IP Healthcare Case Competition:

  • Refine your research and writing skills.
  • Participate in an interprofessional health care team experience.
  • Prepare yourself for professional practice.
  • Gain a competitive edge in job hunting; during interviews; many employers are seeking evidence of interprofessional teamwork skills.
  • Academic credit / course requirements may be possible to fulfill.
  • Many networking opportunities with healthcare professionals.

This extra-curricular learning event requires students from different health disciplines to form Interprofessional teams to learn about, with, and from each other by analyzing a complicated fictitious health care case study. Teams present their case analysis and recommendations to a panel of judges staffed by leaders from academic institutions and health provider organizations.

  • Teams will work together for two months (October – December), and submit their entry prior to the competition event. Each team will conduct an analysis of Interprofessional efforts during the care of a patient/client.
  • At the end of the process, your team will present your findings to a panel of judges representing various disciplines in the community of Wisconsin’s healthcare professionals.
  • Teams will travel to Wisconsin Dells to present their case in January.
  • Cash prizes will be awarded to winning teams.

Students’ comments on the case competition:

“I gained experience that will help me communicate with other students who are in different professions than me. This opportunity helped me gain a sense of understanding about what other professionals do.”

“This was a valuable experience and any health care student would benefit.”

2016 Winners:

First Place and $3,000 prize winners representing the Northeastern AHEC region:
  • Frances Goglio (UW-Madison, veterinary medicine)
  • Paria Sanaty Zadeh (UW-Madison, pharmacy)
  • Hillary Kirking (UW-Madison, nursing)
  • Torie Grover (UW-Madison, pharmacy)
  • Justin Meyers (UW-Madison, medicine)
Second Place and $2,000 prize winner representing the South Central AHEC region:
  • Amber Facktor (UW-Madison, nursing)
  • Laurel Myers (UW-Madison, veterinary medicine)
  • Allison Tutkowski (UW-Madison, nursing)
  • Kate Berlin (UW-Madison, pharmacy)
  • Marnie Janson (UW-Madison, pharmacy)
  • Pamela McGranahan (Team advisor)
Third Place and $1,000 prize winners representing the South Central AHEC region:
  • Stephanie Thau (UW-Madison, pharmacy)
  • Mallory Jasicki (UW-Platteville, biochemistry and biology)
  • Nick Reinhold (UW-Platteville, biology, psychology and business administration)
  • Bryan Haugen (UW-Madisoin, pharmacy and public health)

 

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