CUW health and social care students compete for the 4th year in a row at annual AHEC case competition in Wisconsin Dells.

CUW health and social care students participated for the 4th year in a row at annual AHEC case competition in Wisconsin Dells.  Two CUW student teams from pharmacy, social work, PA studies and physical therapy and occupational therapy competed on January 10th and 11th at the Kalahari Resort.  Both teams were invited after winning the first round of proposals at the regional level.  This year’s task was to solve an opioid crisis in West Virginia through collaboration, community-based partnerships, and focus on long-term (pain management and prevention) and short term (reducing overdoses and the over-prescribing of prescription narcotics) outcomes.  CUW students described the experience as “valuable” and “a really good way to learn out to talk about the issues and defend your position in front of [experts]…”

All the students who participated can also use the time and work put into this competition towards a CUW Interprofessional Practice and Education Certificate – a unique program at CUW to help students deepen their interprofessional and collaborative experiences.  For more information on AHEC case competitions and IPE certificates contact

CUW IPE Teams (L-R: Team 1 above: Lucht/OT, Her/Pharmacy, Powers/PA, Scherzer/social work; Team 2: Presenting Slideshow: Murphy/OT, Kornowski/PA, Olig/OT; not pictured but a Team 2 member: Husom/PT)


M. Oldani

Director of IPE @ CUW

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