UK Team Places Second in National Competition

Published 04-22-2010 1:58 PM | Mark D. Birdwhistell  


Ayodele Osasona,  Shoshana Bardach,  David Bardach 

Each month I get to learn about the cool events and great things happening at the health related colleges through our External Affairs Collaborating Council. Each month we meet to discuss sponsorships, ways to work together, opportunities for public relations and more. It never fails that each college always has a great story to share. This week Nick Basham with the College of Health Sciences shared the Clarion competition, and the story of the award-winning team. I was very impressed and wanted to share their story of "Improving Patient Safety."  I have always managed using the team approach, so it is great to see this worked into the curriculum.

The 2010 team that represented the University of Kentucky at the national interprofessional Clarion Competition was comprised of Ayodele Osasona, Shoshana Bardach, and David Bardach.  Participants from top universities across the nation take part in this two-day, highly competitive competition held at the University of Minnesota.

The Clarion competition is designed to "demonstrate the collective knowledge of the team" by utilizing each student's particular health discipline-related perspective.  Teams included students from the Colleges of Dentistry, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health.  The competition focused on enabling the student representatives to achieve a 360-degree perspective on how to improve patient safety.  Each team was given a hypothetical clinical case scenario in which the health system had failed, and was asked to complete a root cause analysis.  

UK has competed in the Clarion Competition for the past three years, and this year was their year- 2nd place in the nation!  Their outstanding presentation bring us recognition on the national level for the success of incorporating a "team approach to care" into the curriculum.

The 2010 Clarion team will be presenting their award-winning presentation at noon on April 27th in the UK Chandler Hospital.  Please see the link to the invitation below.

Again, congratulations to the 2010 Clarion Team!! 

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