Each year, we hold an an interprofessional training session for students from 15 programs in the USD School of Health Sciences, Sanford School of Medicine, College of Arts & Sciences and the Beacom School of Business, as well as the South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy. In 2015, more than 400 health profession students participated in the event.
The goals of the workshop are for each student to:
The older adult cases are role-played by faculty, local physicians and community volunteers, who provide the students with feedback about their plan of care and teamwork skills. Before and after the event, the students reflect on their knowledge about other health disciplines and comfort level working as part of an interprofessional team to address health issues related to aging.