2022 Maine AHEC Case Competition Finalists

Earlier in November, nearly 50 health professions students participated in the 2022 Maine AHEC Case Competition, a six month longitudinal case-based health systems focused learning experience for health professions students enrolled in the Maine AHEC Scholar Honors Distinction Program at the University of New England, Tufts, and Husson. During the Maine AHEC Case Competition, the students were split into inter-professional teams of 3-4 students to work together and develop a case analysis that addresses real health systems issues that are currently facing Maine’s communities. The goal is for the next generation of health professionals to develop a set of skills to address complex health systems issues facing our communities in Maine. 

The topic of the 2022 Maine AHEC Case Competition was pediatric oral health disparities in Maine as well as neurodevelopmental disorders and trauma informed care. 

On November 12th all 11 teams presented their case analyses to a panel of judges and three groups were identified as finalists during this competition.  The three finalists were able to incorporate feedback provided to them by their judges before they presented a second time on November 16th for a chance to win first place and a cash prize.   

The three finalist teams are shown below:

First place

Team Pissah Whoopie Pie (L-R Jordan Agabin, Samaa Fadel, Joshua Passarelli)

Second place 

Team Fiddleheads (L-R Adrea Stemm, Ravin Davis, Rebecca Ocana, Austin Vaughan)

Third place

Team Tackah’ Right Up ‘N Dumpah (L-R Annie Thomas, Eleanor Demmons, Mora Judd, Dana McCarney not shown)

Maine AHEC, the case facilitators, and the Children’s Oral Health Network of Maine will be compiling the content shared by each team into summative briefs that will be shared with community, state, and federal partners who have a stake in addressing Maine’s oral health disparities.

The 2022 Maine AHEC Case Competition was generously sponsored by the Children’s Oral Health Network of Maine.  The case was written and developed by Holly DeYoung, BSN, MBA, and Courtney Vannah, IPDH.