CUW-Marquette IPE Team Finish 2nd in State-Wide Case Competition

The Office of IPE @ CUW wants to congratulate our Concordia Health and Social Care students who partnered with students from Marquette School of Dentistry, the Medical College of Wisconsin and the UW-Madison School of Medicine to compete in the annual fall-winter Wisconsin AHEC Interprofessional Case competition.  This year’s competition allowed student teams to produce proposals to improve the health and social care for Native American Communities in the Dakotas.  Students were required to create a vision and a budget for implementing a culturally competent and person-centered holistic health plan for the Lakota community.

This year the Office of IPE @ CUW coordinated three teams at the regional level who submitted their proposals to AHEC in late fall.  One of these teams won the regional competition and were able to participate in the state-wide competition at the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells on January 13th.  This group presented a 15 minute slide show and ‘pitch’ to judges who were tasked with assessing the merits and feasibility of their vision.

The student team of Forrest Beck (CUW Pharmacy/Team Captain), Britt Bickert (Physician Assistant Studies), Matt Briski (Pharmacy) and Maria Barnes (Marquette Dental School) finished 2nd overall in the 8 team competition.  They will share a $2000 educational stipend from AHEC. The local press covered their success as well.

The goal of the AHEC competition is to further interprofessional skills and competencies through teamwork and the intellectual exercise of the case proposals and vision, and obviously, these students excelled at both!

If you are interested in these types of opportunities and/or simply want to know more about IPE @ CUW – please contact the Campus Coordinator at michael.oldani@cuw.edu.

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(left to right: Brisky, Beck, Barnes and Bickert)

Understanding the Depths of Patient-Centered Care

The New York Times recently published a ‘thank you’ note from a man whose wife had suffered a severe asthma attack and later died as a result.  He was so taken with the care she, he, their family and friends all received by the hospital staff, from doctors, nurses, social workers, and other specialists, that he had to reach out and express is gratitude.

From an interprofessional perspective it is so clear here that his experience at this particular hospital was due to an amazing culture of patient-centered care – a true “bedside” mentality.  Please read this short article when you have some time, because its show how important providing dignity for patients,  regardless of their condition, as well as a space for others to love, grieve and often say goodbye in a meaningful way can be for family and friends.

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Michael Oldani; michael.oldani@cuw.edu

 

Annual Interprofessional Case Competition Announced: Prizes include $3000 Scholarship

CUW students are encouraged  to contact the Coordinator of IPE (Michael Oldani) at michael.oldani@cuw.edu for more information about the annual Wisconsin AHEC Interprofessional Case Competion.   CUW students have previously competed in this team-based, health and social care competition.  Last year’s team won the Northeast AHEC Region and took their presentation to the Kalahari Resort Conference Center in early January to compete with other student teams from Wisconsin (Top finishers at the state level are eligible for scholarships.). CUW students who participate meet as small IPE teams on campus for several months this fall and research and craft a response to a perplexing medical case through a PowerPoint presentation (and brief write-up). Registration will begin in the early fall – look for followup announcements sent by your particular health/social care program.

 

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School of Pharmacy Welcomes Walgreens President

“We hire the best and our customers know that,” Dr. Richard Ashworth, President, Pharmacy and Retail Operations at Walgreens, Co.

On Friday, September 25, 2015, Dr. Richard Ashworth, President, Pharmacy and Retail Operations at Walgreens, Co., spent the day with our pharmacy leadership and students before recognizing the 2019 Doctor of Pharmacy Class at the annual White Coat Ceremony held at the Milwaukee Theatre in downtown Milwaukee. more “School of Pharmacy Welcomes Walgreens President”