UMN-Local Case Competition

Congratulations to the 2024 Local CLARION Winners!

CLARION 2024 Winners

First Place:
Anandi Ganguli, Juekun Wen, & Lauren Kress

Second Place:
Lily LeMonte (MHA) & Nwando Ikeogu

Third Place:
Ingri Ramirez (Public Health), Molly Roettger (Dentistry)Tiffany Chang (Pharmacy)

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We encourage all health professional students at the University of Minnesota to register for the competition! This FREE, fun, in-depth interprofessional and problem-solving experience will provide students with a unique way to address healthcare issues through a student-driven lens. 

Students will have the option to register individually or as interprofessional teams. Interprofessional teams must consist of 3-4 individuals from at least two professions. There can be no more than 2 individuals from the same profession.

Students from Duluth, Rochester, and Twin Cities campuses are encouraged to register for this wonderful scholarship opportunity for team awards up to $3,000!

Registration Opens: Monday, October 9th, 2023

Please note, the average time teams spend on this project is ~20-30 hours total over a few weeks. We encourage students to consider your time availability before registering, as it is difficult to shift teams once assigned. 

Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 18th, 2024

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Important Dates

The CLARION Local 2024 timeline is listed below.

  • Registration Opens: Monday, October 9th, 2023
  • Information Session: Friday, October 20th from 12-1pm CDT - Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 18th, 2024
  • Case and Guidebook Released: Saturday, January 20th, 2024
  • Local Case Competition Orientation: Monday, January 22nd, 2024
  • Competition Date: Saturday, February 24th, 2024

Participant Information

Registered teams will receive a Case Competition Guidebook, which includes:

  • Rules and regulations
  • Roles for students and advisors
  • Team definitions
  • Judging criteria
  • Contact information for additional questions
  • Technical assistance for team development

Once registration is closed, four-person teams will be randomly assigned. Team adjustments may be made in order to ensure each competing team represents at least two professions. Team assignments will be shared at the local case competition retreat (more information below). Requests to be on a team with specific people are not accepted.

Mandatory Local Case Competition Retreat


  • Team Assignments
  • Receive Case and Guidebook
  • Review Competition Rules 
  • Former Participant Panel 

*ALL registered University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Rochester, and Duluth students MUST attend. If you cannot make the retreat but wish to participate in the case competition, you must contact us in advance and exceptions may be made on a case by case basis and a make-up session is required.*

Please email [email protected] with questions.

Local Competition Award Information

  • 1st place (shared award): $3,000
  • 2nd place (shared award): $2,000
  • 3rd place  (shared award): $1,000

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Team Composition and Rules

Four students per team - no more than two students from the same profession.

Each institution participating is only allowed to send one team.

Must represent at least two different health professions (see examples below) and no more than 2 of the same professions on each team:

  • Healthcare Administration
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Dentistry
  • Public Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Social Work

*If you have a prior health professional degree, you are able to participate. However, you are only representing the current program you are enrolled in (e.g., A nurse completing a Master of Public Health would represent Public Health, not nursing) 

Participants must be full-time students at the institution they represent. Please note: Full-time students who are also employed in professional leadership positions are not eligible to compete. Exceptions will be reviewed by the CLARION Executive Board on an individual basis.

Local retreat attendance is mandatory for every team member on the University of Minnesota campuses. We recommend that each University host their own retreat to support participating students from your institution.  If you would like general information on how the U of M hosts this event please contact the CLARION Board at [email protected].

Team members will share the entire prize as listed.