Student Leadership Council holds case-study challenge to inspire collaboration

(ABOVE) Michael Ward, PhD, associate dean for student programs at Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, listens as students talk over a hypothetical case during a recent case-study competition organized by the Health Professional Student Leadership Council. Seated in front of Ward are (from left) Rachael Baum and Jessica Seidman, second-year occupational therapy students, and Alan Plotzker, second-year medical student. The council was formed by students to promote collaboration between disciplines for the betterment of patient care. The group includes Washington University students from the medical, occupational therapy, physical therapy, audiology and communication sciences; the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences programs; the St. Louis College of Pharmacy; and the Goldfarb School of Nursing. (BELOW) Gloria Grice, associate director of experiential programs and associate professor in pharmacy practice at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, explains her thoughts on a case to participants in the case-study event at the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center. Listening are (from left) Megan Wren, MD, associate professor of medicine and associate program director of the internal medicine residency; William Janes, OTD, an instructor in occupational therapy and neurosurgery; and Heather Hayes, PhD, director of deaf education studies at the university (far right). (Credit: Tim Parker (2))