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Clarion Competition

2023 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 the local level, and the winning team goes on to the national competition. Clarion provides students with an opportunity to focus on issues of quality and patient safety in healthcare. Scholarships are available to the top 3 teams in the national competition (see National Case Competition below). Both the local and national components of the competition will be in-person in 2023.
The competition focuses on the professional development of health professional students and allows them to develop in areas of leadership, teamwork, communication, analytical reasoning, conflict-resolution, and business practices. Participation in Clarion leads students to a more sophisticated understanding of the healthcare system in which they will practice.
Local case competition - TAMU Health
The local team competition will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023 (tentatively 8:00 AM - noon). Past Clarion judges have included TAMU Health deans and faculty as well as senior-level executives from local health systems.
The winning team of TAMU Health's local competition will go on to represent TAMU Health at the University
of Minnesota’s Virtual National Competition on April 14-15, 2023 . The top three teams in the National
Case Competition win the Premier Richard Norling Scholarships:
National case competition - University of Minnesota
1st place: $7500 team scholarship
2nd place: $5000 team scholarship
3rd place: $2500 team scholarship
Case Details
Case Theme: "Bringing a shared interprofessional visit model into the primary care setting within a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center".
The assigned case will be released nationally on January 28, 2023. 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.
Previous TAMU Health Teams
In 2022, the local winning team represented Texas A&M Health at the National Clarion Competition in Minneapolis and placed in the top 5. The 2021 team won 1st place at the National Competition.  
The following universities participated in the past:
Case Western Reserve University  
Idaho State University  
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans  
MGH Institute of Health Professions  
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine & EIN  
Texas A&M University
Thomas Jefferson University  
University at Buffalo
University of California - San Francisco
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Michigan  
University of Minnesota  
University of Pittsburgh  
University of Rhode Island  
University of South Florida Health  
University of Texas at Austin  
University of Virginia School of Nursing  
University of Washington  
Virginia Commonwealth University  
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:
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.
In 2022, TAMU Health placed in the top 5 at the National Clarion Competition!              
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