The winning team, consisting of Amanda Geradts (nutrition), Jessica Landrie (advisor, nursing), Hallie MacLachlan (nursing), Carly Legault (veterinary medicine), Heather Thiessen (patient advocate/advisor), Lin Wang (pharmacy) and Matthias Muller (physical therapy).
The winning team, consisting of Amanda Geradts (nutrition), Jessica Landrie (advisor, nursing), Hallie MacLachlan (nursing), Carly Legault (veterinary medicine), Heather Thiessen (patient advocate/advisor), Lin Wang (pharmacy) and Matthias Muller (physical therapy).

Rising to the challenge

A U of S student team recently won top prize at the National Health Care Team Challenge, a Canada-wide case competition for students in the health sciences.

The team—consisting of students from pharmacy and nursing, nutrition, veterinary medicine and physical therapy, as well as a patient advocate and team advisor—travelled to Halifax for the national competition this past weekend, just six weeks after the provincial competition.

The team was ultimately successful in presenting a plan of action that was interprofessional and focused on patient-family centered care. They did this by working collaboratively and applying their skills, knowledge, values and attitudes to their problem-based case.

 

 
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