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Health Care Team Challenge


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The Health Care Team Challenge™ is an interprofessional student competition that puts your clinical knowledge and interprofessional teamwork skills to the test!

How it works:
All teams will be provided the same case stem one week before the competition. Teams will meet, discuss the case, prepare a care plan, and present it on the day of the event.

However patient care is never simple, and as their health and circumstances change, so must the care we provide. Subsequent parts of the case will be given at the competition, encouraging on-the-spot problem solving, collaboration, decision making, and a healthy dose of improvisation.

Teams are allowed to research using any resource. Consultations with a clinician or faculty member is permitted.


-Registration deadline is on October 26th, 2018 by 11:59 PM
-Teams will consists of 4-6 health sciences students registered at the University of Alberta
-To ensure a mix of knowledge and skills (and to conform to national guidelines), we ask there be a MAXIMUM of 2 members from the same program in each team
-Sign up individually or with a partner. Don’t worry, we will find you teammates and make the teams for you!

Day of the event:

The event will take place on Saturday November 3rd, 2018. Teams will have 8 minutes to present their care plans. After all teams have presented, part 2 of the case will be released and the teams will have 90 minutes during lunch to prepare their care plan. Teams will then have 5 minutes to present the second part of the care plan. Then each team will be given 5 minutes to answer part 3 on the spot.

*Please note that lunch will be provided to all participants, if you have any dietary restrictions please mention them below. We will try our best to accommodate them.

The Prize:

Besides the satisfaction of providing exceptional, interdisciplinary care to the patient, the winning team will be given a $1000 scholarship on behalf of HSSA and HSERC. The winning team will also be on our webpage under the HCTC™ 2018 award recipients.

Final Words:

Nervous? Don’t be! The HCTC™ is a low-stress competition focused on team collaboration and discussion, not a test of your clinical knowledge. The HSSA facebook page has videos of past presentations to give you a better idea, and we hope you will take part of UofA’s HCTC™!

*We ask participants to be committed to the event once registered as it would put your team at a disadvantage if you are unable to commit/attend the event. If you have any additional questions please contact HSSA’s VP Academics with the subject line: HCTC 2018.

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