Interprofessional Education Begins Exciting New Year

Interprofessional Education Begins Exciting New Year

Published: Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The Office of Interdisciplinary Programs under the Office of the Vice Provost of Academic Affairs & Faculty Development has kicked off the year with a number of exciting initiatives centered on furthering interprofessional education at our university.

Interdisciplinary Education Liaisons, HSC Student Government Association

With intentional efforts to focus on interdisciplinary and interprofessional student engagement and learning, the HSC student body supported the Interdisciplinary Education Liaison to serve on the Executive Council for HSC Student Government Association in spring 2019. The appointed students, Danial Gebreili (College of Medicine) and Kenny Nguyen (College of Pharmacy), will work with HSC Student Affairs, Office of Interdisciplinary Programs, Academic Programs Council, and students from all seven health sciences colleges to encourage collaboration. The goal of the Liaisons is to help communicate and coordinate interdisciplinary volunteer, learning, and education activities for the OUHSC campus.  We welcome Danial and Kenny to their new roles and look forward to working with them this coming year.

All Professions Day 1 2019

To introduce early career students to the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) core competencies: roles and responsibilities, values and ethics, teams and teamwork, and communication, over 900 students from 27 degree programs across the three campuses attended All Professions Day 1 on September 6, 2019. Students were assigned to an interprofessional team and participated in a variety of learning activities under the guidance of a trained faculty facilitator. The students will reconvene in the Spring Semester 2020 for the second session.

Unity Clinic Retreat

On September 7, 2019 the Student-Faculty Committee of the Interprofessional Educators & Practitioners Association held a retreat to lay the groundwork for the pilot of a student-led interprofessional clinic called “Unity Clinic”. The mission of Unity Clinic is to create and promote clinical interdisciplinary/interprofessional collaboration between current and future health care providers while delivering patient-centered, high-quality health care to underserved populations of Oklahoma. The committee, which features thirty students from the seven OUHSC colleges, will continue planning through the fall with a goal of beginning the pilot in the spring of 2020.

Interprofessional Clinical Experience

For later career students, the Thursday evening IPE Clinical Experience for 2019-2020 will host eight teams of 10-13 students each providing team-based care over 16 clinical contact hours to complex medical and dental patients with our community partner,  the Good Shepherd Clinic in Oklahoma City. The teams have completed a four-hour didactic session and a four-hour simulation session. The clinical session kicked off September 26, 2019 and concludes in the spring of 2020.

For more information on the exciting initiatives underway through the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs, visit our website or social media accounts at OUHSC IPE.