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Mid-Collegiate Touch Point Conference 

All you need to know about one of the College of Allied Health's signature events, the Mid-Collegiate Touch Point conference. 

Graphic of Mid-Collegiate Touch Point Conferece

Who? The Mid-Collegiate Touch Point conference is designed for students entering in the professional curriculum portion of their undergraduate education. Depending on their major students, may be in their Sophomore, Junior or Senior year in the College of Allied Health Sciences. 

The college uses this "integrated core learning structure" so that our students graduate with all of the skills they need to be successful in the healthcare environment. 

Graphic that describes the integrated core learning structure in the College of Allied Health Sciences

 

What?  During this day-long conference, students sit in interprofessional groups to review and discuss a case study with an IPE facilitator. Students will learn about a patient case that hits close to home.

In five videos, they will hear from Alison and Tim Delgado, who experienced a devastating accident in October of 2010. In sections stretching from the initial accident to long-term recovery, students watch videos of the Delgados and their allied health caregivers discussing the case, including Alison’s nutritionist, physical therapist, speech pathologist, and the Medical Director of Transfusion Services.

When? The last Mid-Collegiate Touch Point conference was held on October 15th  2015.

Where? Tangeman University Center, Great Hall

Why? According to Gideon Labiner, Associate Professor-Educator of medical laboratory sciences, the conference teaches them how to work in interdisciplinary teams. “During the discussions after each video, students find themselves in interdisciplinary conversations, explaining their profession and its role to their peers—and learning about other allied health professions. The Delgados’ story draws them into the conversation,” he says.

Quotes from student participants: 

“I wish we had more of these experiences to understand TEAM sooner because let's face it, we will see our classmates again in the healthcare field.”

“The whole dynamic of her recovery team supplied the right amount of knowledge and encouragement for Alison to heal from her trauma.”

Students watching case study
Faculty member facilitating students through case study at the Mid-Collegiate Touch Point conference
Mid-Collegiate group discussing topics in healthcare

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College of Allied Health Sciences
French East Building
3202 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45267 

Phone: 513-558-7495
Fax: 513-558-7494
Email: cahs@uc.edu

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