UF MHA Team Advances to Finals of the Ohio State University Case Competition

First-year UF MHA Class of 2024 Students L-R: Carla Dominquez-Baez, Brady Alexander, and Abigail Lamm (Captain) at the Ohio State University Case Competition.

Three UF MHA Class of 2024 students, Abigail Lamm (Captain), Brady Alexander, and Carla Dominguez-Baez, competed against 21 schools at the Ohio State University First-Year Health Administration Case Competition on April 14, 2023.

Team Captain, Abigail Lamm, speaks of the event as an opportunity for personal and professional development:

“Throughout the past few weeks, I got to think critically with my team to develop strategies to drive access to elective inpatient surgeries. Though this was no easy task, I learned so much about myself and really grew as a future healthcare leader.”

The student team proposed innovative, feasible and data-driven solutions to improve in-patient elective surgery cases during a post-pandemic era. An exceptional performance propelled the trio into the final round of the competition where they were recognized as one of the top 6 finalists out of the 21 competing teams.

Most notably, this group is the first UF MHA team to advance to the final round at the OSU Case Competition.

“We got to finish a long, exhausting month of hard work by being selected as a finalist in the competition and presenting to Yale New Haven Hospital executives,” Lamm stated. “This was such a rewarding experience, and I am so grateful for the opportunity!”

Congratulations to the UF MHA first-year team for their historic achievement!  

The UF MHA team presented during the final round to Yale New Haven Hospital executives.
The first-year student team advanced to the final round of the competition – a first-time achievement for the UF MHA program.