Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Fall 2016 Interprofessional Geriatric Case Competition

Congratulations to Andi Bixby, Geriatric Seminar student (SLU DPT Class of 2017), for winning 2nd place with their team at the Geriatric Case Competition!

Dr. Hawthorne was a coach and Dr. Jill Fitzgerald was one of twelve judges for this event.

Of the eight Geriatric Seminar students participating in the twelve team event, four of them won awards. Andi Bixby, Katie Chitkowski, Kristen Parek, Michele Waggoner, Annie Fordonski, Elise Rohan, Laken Raithel, & Veronica Gall were the PYIII Geriatric Seminar students at the event.

Presentations were held on Thursday October 27, 2016; 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the Learning Resource Center. The award ceremony was held on Thursday, November 3, 2016; 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the Allied Health Multi-Purpose Room.

Each of the students had to:
  • Collaborate with a team of 4-5 health professions students and a faculty mentor on a geriatric-based case focused on creation of a discharge care plan for an older patient with multiple, chronic health challenges
  • Create innovative 20-minute electronic case presentation
  • Compete against other teams for the opportunity to win cash prizes
​SLU PT Faculty Members Kelly Hawthorne PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA and Jill Fitzgerald PT, DPT, GCS, CSCS, CEEAA are both part of this HRSA grant.

For more information and a look at the winning case presentations, visit the Case Competition webpage.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U1QHP28716 Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program for $843,079.  This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.

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