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Student Interprofessional Team Places Second in Clarion Competition

On Saturday April 16 the group of MUSC students presenting in the national CLARION 2011 Interprofessional Team Case Competition won the 2nd place award. MUSC is very excited to recognize the following student team for their winning efforts within this competition: Hailey James (MHA), Ted James (COM), Jacqui Pratt (COP), and Katherine Schichtel (MHA). The team received a $5000 award. Their MUSC advisor was Dr. Del Schutte, although Dr. Dave Morrisette accompanied the team to the national competition.

The CLARION competition is held each year at the University of Minnesota with the focus on decreasing medical errors by fostering collaboration amongst students in multiple health care disciplines. Teams consisting of four students and comprised of at least two disciplines are given a case and are charged with creating a root cause analysis. A panel of interprofessional judges evaluates each student team’spresentation and analysis in the context of real world standards of practice.

MUSC holds a campus based preliminary competition in early March and the first place team is then sent to Minnesota in April to represent MUSC in the national competition. The other winning teams at our local competition were:

Second place: Rachel Keels, Alison Martin, Michael Bird, and Peter Robbins- Advisor Dr. Leite. Third place: Jeffrey Tutman, Lauren Hayes, Matt Dickerson, and Kathryn Holt -Advisor Dr. Thompson

Clarion Competition Winners

The CLARION competition was created in response to the Institute of Medicine report released in 1999 that indicated as many as 98,000 people in America may die each year due to medical errors. With a lack of communication being cited as one possible cause of these errors, health care curricula everywhere has recognized the value of interprofessional education. Collaborative case activities such as this competition are a vital part of that type of education. MUSC’s own interprofessional department, Creating Collaborative Care (C3) utilizes similar case studies and collaborative root cause analysis within classes and other campus activities.Please visit our website to learn of other activities or get information for next year’s CLARION competition:

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