The winning team, consisting of Lin Wang (pharmacy), Hallie MacLachlan (nursing), Amanda Geradts (nutrition), Hallie MacLachlan (nursing), Matthias Muller (physical therapy) and Carly Legault (veterinary medicine). Submitted photo.

Collaboration creates champions

A University of Saskatchewan student team recently won top prize at the National Health Care Team Challenge, a Canada-wide case competition for students in the health sciences.

The team—consisting of students from pharmacy and nursing, nutrition, veterinary medicine and physical therapy, as well as a patient advocate and team advisor—travelled to Halifax, N.S., for the national competition on March 4, just six weeks after the provincial competition.

The team was ultimately successful in presenting a plan of action that was interprofessional and focused on patient-family centred care. They did this by working collaboratively and applying their skills, knowledge, values and attitudes to their problem-based case.

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