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Army-Baylor Wins Second Place at Clarion National Case Competition

May 16, 2017

By Dresden Hale

Army-Baylor Clarion

PHOTO: (left to right): Lt. Col. Don Sexton (faculty advisor), Capt. Sean Kiley (Medical Service Corps), Capt. Rhiannon Niehoff (Medical Service Corps), Lt. Col. Abraham Suhr (Medical Corps), and Capt. Eric Graybill (Nurse Corps)

Students from the Army-Baylor MHA-MBA won second place at the Clarion National Case Competition that occurred April 7-8 in Minneapolis, Minn.

This year, the competition hosted 14 teams from top universities across the nation. The Army-Baylor team has only participated in the competition twice, and they improved their standing over their third place finish last year.

At the competition, student teams of four, comprised of at least two disciplines, are given a case and are charged with creating a root cause analysis. The team presents their analysis to a panel of interprofessional judges that evaluates their analysis in the context of real world standards of practice.

Clarion is a University of Minnesota student organization dedicated to improving health care through interprofessional collaboration. Clarion began hosting local case competitions in 2002, and these expanded to a national level in 2005. The competition enables health professional students to achieve an insightful perspective on patient safety in today’s health care system, and how it might be improved.

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