According to the World Health Organization, interprofessional education (IPE) "occurs when students from two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes. Once students understand how to work interprofessionally, they are ready to enter the workplace as a member of the collaborative practice team. This is a key step in moving health systems from fragmentation to a position of strength."
World Health Organization (WHO). (2010). Framework for action on interprofessional education & collaborative practice. Geneva: World Health Organization.
Interprofessionalism at PCOM
At PCOM, we share a vision of excellence in interprofessional education, clinical work, and scientific discoveries. Students may choose to pursue degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Pharmacy, School of Health Sciences, or School of Professional and Applied Psychology.
PCOM Colleges and Schools. [cited 23 Jan 2019]. Available from: https://www.pcom.edu/academics/colleges-and-schools/
PCOM Perspectives and IPE
Jay S. Feldstein, DO '81, President and Chief Executive Officer of PCOM, hosts a podcast titled PCOM Perspectives in which he's discussed interprofessional education at PCOM.
The first part of this series was held with Stephanie Felgoise, PhD, Chair of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Doctorate Program in Clinical Psychology.
The second discussion in the series was with Sara (Mandy) Reece, PharmD, Vice Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and School of Pharmacy Director of Interprofessional Education.