Last year, several Washington University in St. Louis students participated in the Annual Interprofessional Geriatric Case Competition. Now is the time for another round of the competition, hosted by the Gateway Geriatric Education Center at Saint Louis University.
This year’s competition will be held October 30, 2017 at 5PM. Students interested in aging-relevant issues from ALL programs and universities are invited to participate. Prior to the competition, students will collaborate with a team of 4-5 professions students interested in health and aging and a faculty mentor on a geriatric-based case. Team members will also create a 20-minute electronic presentation to present their case and compete against others for the opportunity to win cash prizes.
You can see presentations from last year’s teams on the Gateway Geriatric Education Center’s webpage. Last year teams collaborated on a geriatric-based case focused on a discharge plan for an older patient with multiple, chronic health conditions. Winning teams included WashU students Matthew Wynn (Clinical Psychology) and Meghan McDarby (Clinical Psychology). This year the case will focus on a new topic.
Registration is open from August 28, 2017 until September 20, 2017. There is an orientation session on September 25, 2017 at 5PM. All events will be held at Saint Louis University.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, university email address, discipline, and year/program level. You are not required to form a team prior to signing up. You can also contact the Friedman Center for Aging at CenterforAging@wustl.edu if you have any additional questions.
Click here for a flyer to promote the opportunity to your students.