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Rural Interdisciplinary Case Experience (RICE) Bowl

The evolution of today’s health care delivery system necessitates collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to provide quality health care. As such, new and innovative methods of educating health care professionals are required.

In an effort to address this challenge, the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) hosts the Rural Interdisciplinary Case Experience (RICE) Bowl.

Rice Bowl logoThe RICE Bowl is designed to unite a diverse pool of graduate students from multiple academic disciplines to address complex rural health issues. The competition provides an experiential opportunity for students to work in interdisciplinary teams to effectively address a realistic case scenario. This experience encourages students to think comprehensively in an effort to provide the highest quality of care to individuals and populations.

The RICE Bowl is typically composed of three interdisciplinary student teams representing 13 academic disciplines:

  • Business   
  • Health Informatics and Information Management
  • Law
  • Nursing
  • Physician Assistant
  • Public Health
  • Food and Nutrition
  • DentistryHealth Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychology
  • Social Work

Academic institutions participating in the RICE Bowl include Belhaven University, Jackson State University, Mississippi College, Mississippi State University, University of Mississippi, and University of Mississippi Medical Center.