Interprofessional education (IPE) helps prepare health professions students to provide patient care in a collaborative team environment. Through interprofessional learning opportunities students from two or more professions learn with, from, and about each other to improve collaboration and quality of care. IPE is very important for the development of effective and efficiently functioning health care teams that are needed to deliver high quality care in an increasingly complex healthcare environment.

UCF COM IPE program is included as one of the Longitudinal Curricular Themes in the medical school program. UCF College of Medicine hosts an Interprofessional Working Group of faculty from UCF Colleges of Medicine and Nursing, UCF Schools of Social Work, Physical Therapy and Communication Disorders and University of Florida’s College of Pharmacy. The working group models interprofessional collaboration in the design and delivery of IPE events for students in the pre-clinical and clinical years of their professional training programs.

 

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