|Competition emphasizes importance of interprofessional experiences
MUSC and Creating Collaborative Care’s fourth annual Clarion (Clinician
Administrator Relationship Improvement Organization) Interprofessional
Case Competition brought students together to delve into a case study
of a sentinel event to find root cause analysis and provide
The objective of Clarion is to broaden the educational experience of
health care students through interprofessional interaction as well as
raise awareness of each profession to increase patient health outcomes.
Students from Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society and the MUSC
Student Government Association planned the competition. The Student
Government Association also funded the reception that took place after
Four teams were under the spotlight at the finalists’ competition March
3. The finalist judges were Oscar Lovelace, M.D., Maralynne Mitcham,
Ph.D., and Valerie West, Ed.D.
The team that placed first will travel to the University of Minnesota
to compete at the National Clarion Competition April 10. The first
place prize is $5,000.
first place team winners are Katie Herbert, second from left, Brianna
Morabito, third from left, Cynthia Hudson, center, Amanda Cooper,
second from right, and Brett Hoffecker, right. Representing Phi Lambda
Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society is President Kevin Curler, left; and
MUSC's Associate Provost for Education and Student Life Darlene Shaw.
First place ($3,000)—Amanda Cooper (Health Professions); Katie Herbert
(Pharmacy); Brett Hoffecker (Medicine); Brianna Morabito (Pharmacy);
Cynthia Hudson, DNSc, (faculty advisor)
Second place team
Second place ($2,000)—Carrie Alderman (Pharmacy); Carol Brown
(Pharmacy); Charles Darragh (Medicine); John Wagner (Health
Professions); Laurine Charles, Ph.D., (faculty advisor)
Third place team
Third Place ($1,000)—Tyler Ellis (Medicine, Graduate Studies); Diane
Okpala (Pharmacy); Brett Shigley (Dental Medicine); Christine Walker
(Health Professions); Yiannis Koutalos, Ph.D. (faculty advisor)
Fourth place team
Fourth place—Amanda Backus (Health Professions); Vidya Fleetwood
(Medicine); Caroline Griggs (Pharmacy); Daniel Odongo (Pharmacy);
DaNine Fleming, Ed.D. (faculty advisor).
Friday, March 26, 2010