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Learn about Interprofessional Education at the University of Washington.

Interprofessional Student Organizations

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School

The IHI Open School UW Chapter is part of a national interprofessional student organization that provides opportunities for health sciences students to collaborate and learn more about quality improvement in healthcare. For more information about the national IHI Open School organization, visit

For more information about the UW Chapter:

University District Street Mission (UDSM)

UDSM is a student-run, experiential learning project that includes students from medicine, nursing, social work, pharmacy, rehab medicine, dentistry and public health. The project aims to conduct street and community-based outreach and provide basic first aid and resource navigation to homeless individuals in Seattle’s University District. Contact:

Health Equity Circle

Health Equity Circle is an interdisciplinary group of Health Sciences students who are noticing issues in their patients and communities caused through social factors. In the process of trying to understand these issues and take steps on how to address them, Health Equity Circle was born. Contact:

Student Health Initiative for Access (SHIFA)

SHIFA is a student-run health and social service model that partners with local organizations in providing community-based support. It was born out of the School of Medicine, but includes students from pharmacy and dentistry. Contact: