The place to learn about and register for Health Sciences interprofessional education opportunities at UW

Interprofessional Education (IPE) is more than sitting in seats in a lecture hall together.

It is integrative, experiential, and about learning and practicing the skills needed to function effectively as a highly collaborative team. Interprofessional collaborative practice makes care safer, more patient-centered, and it leads to lower burnout and higher job satisfaction amongst healthcare professionals. Explore below to learn more about the opportunities to grow your skills in collaboration.

IPE Core Curriculum

This three-part curriculum is aimed at developing a foundational understanding of other health professionals’ roles and responsibilities, and the skills needed to effectively collaborate with a diverse healthcare team.

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Health Sciences Common Book

Each year students across the health sciences are offered opportunities to learn together about topics of common importance. The 2021-22 Common Book is Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

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Interprofessional Service Learning and Community Engagement

Students from across the health sciences are invited to demonstrate community caring and grow teamwork skills through participation in programs such as the Mobile Health and Outreach Van Program.

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Team Based Substance Use Disorder Training Program

This 3-quarter SAMHSA-supported online program provides health professions students opportunities to learn skills and knowledge related to a team-oriented, non-stigmatizing approach to screening, assessment, and treatment of substance use disorders.

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Age-Friendly Healthcare: Interprofessional Training Program

Project ECHO-Geriatrics at the University of Washington is offering a new unique training opportunity for health professional students between January and June 2022.

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IPE Electives

Our Center helps coordinate several intentionally IPE electives throughout the academic year.  These 1-credit elective courses are open to all health sciences students, and allow for deeper interprofessional engagement around topics such as antiracism, advocacy, and deepening a connection to the humanistic aspects of healthcare professions.

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