Each year, IHEC organizes an interprofessional training session for students from 15 programs in the USD School of Health Sciences, Sanford School of Medicine, College of Arts & Sciences, as well as the SDSU College of Pharmacy and Health and Nutritional Sciences. About 550 health professions students participated in the recent 2021 Fall IPE Training Workshop. A record number of 51 faculty members and other volunteers from at least 12 different professions helped make the event a success.
The goals of the workshop were to:
- Understand the role of other health professionals
- Participate as a member of an interprofessional health care team
- Demonstrate positive attitudes toward aging, disabilities and cultures.
Our students achieve this by working on an interprofessional health care team to develop an integrated plan of care for clients facing multiple health issues.
The clients' 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.
Our next big event will be held on March 23, 2022 in the morning. The topic of the day will be “Experiencing Disaster and Trauma in Regions with High Poverty”. The morning will feature a keynote speaker who will be followed by a menu of activities for students:
- Poverty Simulation
- Pain C.A.R.E.
- Journal Club
- Online disaster scenario, newly developed by MPH students and faculty.