Office of Interprofessional Education

MSC 11 6055
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Physical Location:
SURGE Building (#226)
Suite 140, Room 151A (first floor)

Phone: (505) 272-1613

HSC Students hold IPE Clinical Skills Case Competition--April, 2016

clinical skills 3On Saturday, April 2nd, HSC students held an IPE Clinical Skills Case Competition in the Interprofessional Healthcare Simulation Center.  This was the second annual case competition following last spring’s case which focused on elder abuse.

“There were 30+ students from 1st years to 4th year medical students participating in the competition and these different educational ranges worked very well,” said IPE director Michel Disco. 

There were 6 balanced interprofessional teams representing medicine, pharmacy, nursing, OT and dental hygiene students.

The case competition was created and managed by a team of students.  Melanie Dodd, Vice Chair & Clinician Educator Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy, led the students in this annual competition, which was adapted from the 2015 clinical skills competition coordinated by the ASHP Pharmacy Student Forum, part of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). 

The judges included:  Michel Disco, College of Pharmacy; Krista Salazar, College of Pharmacy; and Amy Levi, College of Nursing.  While students worked, judges were equipped with headphones to catch the team discussions and negotiations about the patient's issues and health care needs.


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