Interprofessional Education Day 2016 Highlights Collaboration Between All WCU Programs

West Coast University campuses celebrated Interprofessional Education during IPE Week this October. All six campuses encouraged students to learn more about the importance of interprofessional education by holding a case study session where students divided into groups and “experienced” a patient scenario where they talked through the best way to treat the “patient” based on different caregiver roles.

Students from nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, dental hygiene, pharmacy, and the health administration programs worked together to take care of the scenario patient named Mr. Ames.

“The presentations by the students showed interprofessional collaboration, teamwork, communication and conflict resolution,” shared Mike Burney, EdD, PA-C, Program Director for the developing West Coast University Physician Assistant program and co-chair for IPE Day.

“Likewise, the faculty did excellent work leading the students through the case. Thanks to all of the IPE Day Committee members in making this a great day, and project.”

Each WCU also had a fun photo booth, which you can check out pictures below.

Interprofessional Education is a core competency for West Coast University’s programs with the goal to help prepare future health professionals for enhanced team-based care of patients and improved population health outcomes.

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