What is IPMC?

The IPMC focuses on promoting interprofessional collaboration among our professional students at the University of Maryland, allowing them to apply their patient care knowledge and skills to an interprofessional patient case. The patient case is developed through a collaboration of faculty judges from each professional school on campus. Teams consisting of one student from each school will be given two hours to collectively determine and work up the most critical issues present in the clinical case. There will be an unlimited number of teams who can participate. The top three teams will be asked to return at a second date to be judged by the faculty panel during oral presentations. These students will then have 10 minutes to present their case and answer any questions posed by the faculty judges. We will continue with the two-day format implemented last year. The student case competition will be held on the first date from 6-8 PM, and the top 3 teams will advance to the oral presentations on the second date from 6-8 PM.


All dental, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, and social work students are encouraged to participate.


  • An opportunity to work interprofessionally with students across various disciplines
  • Monetary prizes will be provided to the top teams
    • First Place – $750, split evenly among team members (teams will consist of no more than 7 students per team)
    • Second Place – $250, split evenly among team members (teams will consist of no more than 7 students per team)
  • Dinner will be provided for all students on Monday, March 27th for the written competition


Written Patient Case Assessment
Date: Monday, March 27th, 6:00-8:00pm

Oral Presentation Advancement
Date: Monday, April 3rd, 6:00-8:00pm


Pharmacy Hall Atrium
20 North Pine Street
Baltimore, MD 21201


Registration here!


Teams will include one participant from school/program. Students should bring a laptop with internet access and will only have access to the online case (via Googledocs) and HSHSL for references. No other reference material will be allowed. Each team will be given 2 hours to complete their patient case assessment on an online Google document specific to the team. After the two hours have elapsed, cases will be made unavailable for editing.

Three teams will advance to the oral presentation round on the second date. Students who advance will have 10 minutes to present their case and answer questions from our panel of faculty judges.

Participating Schools and Judges

Jacquelyn L. Fried, RDH, MS
Associate Director of Interprofessional Initiatives and Active Graduate Program Director

Virginia Rowthorn
Managing Director, Law & Health Care Program and Lecturer in Law
Co-Director, UMB Global Health Interprofessional Council

Jacob B. Blumenthal, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Co-Director: GRECC Assessment Clinic, VA Career Development Awardee in Aging

Fran Valle, DNP, MS, CRNP
Assistant Professor, OSAH

James Trovato, Pharm.D., MBA, BCP, FASHP
Associate Professor

Physical Therapy
Linda Horn, P.T., D. ScP.T., M.H.S.
Assistant Professor

Social Work
Melissa Bellin, PhD, MSW
Associate Professor

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Center for Interprofessional Education

Contact Information

Please contact Mary Pothen at if you have any questions.