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Clarion Competition

What is the Clarion Case Competition?

Interprofessional teams of students compete by presenting a root cause analysis of a fictitious sentinel event to a panel of senior-level health executives. Students compete at a local level and the winning team goes on to the national competition. The competition provides students with an opportunity to focus on issues of quality and patient safety in healthcare.

Local case competition

The local team competition was held March 2, 2018, at the Health Science Center Bryan campus in the Health Professions Education Building. The winning team which will go on to represent the HSC at the National Competition on April 13-14, 2018, was comprised of medical students Cannon Woodbury (M1), Akshaya Selvamani (M3), and nursing student Lauren Smith (2nd Degree BSN).

Read more about the local competition on Vital Record

National case competition

The local winning team will move on to represent the Texas A&M University Health Science Center at the National Clarion Competition to be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 13-14, 2018. This team will have the opportunity to tweak the same case it had at the local competition and present to the national competition judges.

Competition Details

Team Composition and Rules

Four students per team - no more than two students from the same profession.

Must represent at least two different professions:

  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Dentistry
  • Public Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Social Work
  • + any other medically-related field

Participants must be full-time students at the institution they represent.

Participants may only compete once. Teams must be comprised of new participants annually. National participants can send only one team to the competition.

Case Details

The case will be presented in a digital format that incorporates significant Triple Aim issues.

  • Teams will have 20 minutes to present their case to judges with a 10 minute Q&A with judges.
  • A case example can be found on the UMN website.
  • A case presentation from a previous winner can be found on YouTube.