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UTHSC STUDENTS COMPETE TO DEVELOP DISASTER PLAN
Memphis, Tennessee (January 23, 2006) – In the wake of a natural disaster with the scope of Hurricane Katrina, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) students are taking a unique approach to preparing for disasters that may hit the Memphis region in the future. Three interdisciplinary teams from the Colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Health Science Engineering, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Social Work will compete in the fourth annual Rice Intercollegiate Bowl to solve a complex healthcare case.
To be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday,
January 26, in the
After presenting their initial proposals, the teams will be given additional information about the case and asked to respond to a set of questions. A panel of community leaders will also ask questions to the teams about their presentations. Teams will be judged by a group of faculty and guests based on their use of interdisciplinary approaches to solving the case, as well as on the completeness and clarity of their responses.
The goal of the bowl
is to demonstrate the importance of interdisciplinary thinking among health
professionals. The competition is named
in honor of Bill Rice, former UTHSC Chancellor, and is based on a similar
program at the
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