Students are actively engaged in Interprofessional Education (IPE) encounters, activities, and organizations while attending UMMC. From our IPE Campus Welcome Celebration in the Fall through interprofessional simulations throughout the year, students are provided numerous opportunities to learn about, from, and with each other.
Students kick off the Fall semester by attending a campus-wide welcome back to school event held in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union. The event’s theme pulls from the IPEC Competency Roles and Responsibilities. Each school demonstratesits discipline’s role and responsibility on a healthcare team through a student-designed, discipline-specific booth. Each booth offers opportunities to learn more about that discipline with interactive activities, visual graphics and content, and student interactions. The Dean of each school also serves ice cream from the Ice Cream bar to all the students who attend. Other activitiesinclude food trucks, interactive simulations on a variety of topics, indoor/outdoor games and photo ops. [2016 IPEC Competency RR4]
Kicking off in the Fall 2024, Interprofessional Student Grand Rounds will be hosted monthly by the IPE Student Liaison Advisory Council (SLAC). Grand rounds are designed by students for students to engage in interactive discussions focused onpatient-centered care provided by interprofessional teams. The grand rounds will be presented by upper classmen or trainees from any of the disciplines enrolled at UMMC using clinical scenariosidentified through experiential experiences. [2016 IPEC Competency RR8]
Hosted by IPE SLAC, TeamTalks Podcast produces a monthly podcast engaging interprofessional practice teams in a student-led conversationregarding the importance ofinteprofessional practice. These informal discussionsprovide an avenue tofacilitatean exchange of ideas and interactions that support team collaborations. [2016 IPEC Competency CC1 and CC8]