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IPE at UMMC

Welcome to IPE at UMMC. This site is a clearinghouse for institutional efforts to promote interprofessional education and activities in the health sciences at UMMC.

Our primary goal is to ensure students have the opportunity to learn “about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes.” We achieve this by providing opportunities for students, from all seven professional schools, to interact and begin learning how to work successfully with members of other health care disciplines.

IPE Director and Coordinators

Each school at UMMC has a designated IPE Coordinator. The IPE Coordinators meet with the director of IPE to plan, coordinate, and execute events, programs, and activities to support interprofessional collaboration between students from various specialties.

Kim Adcock, PharmD, CCRC
Director, Office of Interprofessional Education
School of Pharmacy

Laura Asbill
School of Dentistry

Sydney Murphy
School of Graduate Studies in Health Sciences

Ryan Babl
School of Health Related Professions

David Norris
School of Medicine

Robyn MacSorley
School of Nursing 

Victoria Gholar
John D. Bower School of Population Health

IPE at Work

Faculty and staff from all schools at UMMC participate in interprofessional education. Our IPE leaders advocate for interprofessional and team-based education for UMMC’s students. The emphasis on cross-disciplinary training is designed to provide higher quality and more cost-effective health care for patients, families, and communities.

The first Interprofessional Education Collaborative course at UMMC will support COVID-19 response efforts. Learn more.

To achieve a healthier Mississippi, IPE provides an array of opportunities through coursework, simulations, and service learning experiences. Learn more about our activities:

IPEC May 2011 Report
IPEC 2016 Report
IPE Communications Video
IPE Roles & Responsibilities Video