DNP, PhD student win Interprofessional Geriatric Case Competition

DNP, PhD student win Interprofessional Geriatric Case Competition

Dec 11, 2020
The Minnesota Northstar Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program collaborated with Saint Louis University’s Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gateway Workforce Enhancement Program for a virtual Interprofessional Geriatric Case Competition, with a University of Minnesota team being named the winner.

Students had one month to prepare their recorded presentations, with the top three teams at each university advancing to a local semi-final round. The top-rated team from each semi-final round competed live via Zoom on Nov. 9. The winning team from the University of Minnesota included students Emily Feye (nursing adult health/gerontological clinical nurse specialist); Katherine Tyeryar (speech-language pathology); Kelsi Johnson (occupational therapy); Kendra Bollig (occupational therapy), and coach Lizzie Choma, PT, DPT, GCS, who is a nursing PhD student.

A total of 26 teams comprised students from medicine, nursing (BSN, DNP), occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work, pharmacy, dentistry, public health, medical family therapy, speech language hearing sciences, and communication sciences and disorders.

Student teams included three to five health professions students and an expert coach on a geriatric-based case, which focused on development of a care plan for an older patient with multiple chronic health challenges, including COVID-19. The students created an innovative 20-minute pre-recorded electronic case presentation. Teams of interprofessional faculty and community experts served as judges and coaches for the presentations.

Watch the University of Minnesota presentation.