In partnership with the Pre-Health Professions Center at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Scenic Rivers hosted its first Mini IP Case Competition on October 9, 2019. The goal of the Mini IP Case Competition is to introduce students to healthcare problem solving with a focus on building interprofessional teamwork skills.
Students from both pre-health professions programs and health professions programs were divided into four interprofessional teams and tasked with developing a mental health awareness and suicide prevention plan. Each team presented their plan to a panel of judges where they were judged on interdisciplinary perspectives, creativity and presentation style.
The evening closed with a mini awards presentation where teams received prizes for their accomplishments.
1st Place - Team Pre Health Heroes
2nd Place - Team Happy
3rd Place - Team Mental Health Task Force
4th Place - Team WellBeing
Each team developed unique approaches to increasing mental health awareness across the UWL campus. The Mini Interprofessional Case Competition is a small preview of the annual statewide Interprofessional Case Competition that is hosted by Wisconsin AHEC in January at the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells. To learn more about the competition, visit https://ahec.wisc.edu/ahec-for-students/ip-case-competition/.