An approach to Interprofessional Education for All UTMB Students

The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston is accredited to provide health care education by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. As part of our re-accreditation process, we have developed a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). The focus of the plan is Interprofessional Education designed to provide collaborative educational experiences for students in the School of Nursing, the School of Allied Health Sciences, the School of Medicine, and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. We will build on the Institute of Medicine's vision for improving the quality of health care delivered by interprofessional teams. Explore this site to learn more.

How is faculty involved in Interprofessional Education and Practice?

Faculty develops and enhances interprofessional educational experiences in the hospitals, clinics, classrooms, and community to promote mutual understanding of professional roles, collaboration in planning health care, joint accountability for decision making and outcomes, and benefits to the patient. Faculty may take advantage of professional and activity development opportunities such as workshops and assistance from the Interprofessional Advisory Committee and the Interprofessional Education support team.

How will staff and administrators contribute to Interprofessional Education and Practice?

Although UTMB has a history of offering interprofessional educational experiences, we now bring commitment to a new level. To realize our vision, staff and faculty members are essential partners as we work together to offer resources and evaluate our progress.

What kinds of activities and experiences does IPEP offer?

Small group experiences, practice and service learning opportunities, simulation activities and projects are selected and/or enhanced as represented within our conceptual framework based on best practices for interprofessional education.