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A foundational program offered to ALL students at KUMC (including some programs from Lawrence, Salina, and Wichita campuses) ensures leaners from each profession have been exposed to interprofessional education. The foundational programming focuses on the four interprofessional competencies (values/ethics, roles/responsibilities, communication, and teamwork). In addition, key components from the TeamSTEPPS® national training model for improving collaboration and communication within healthcare teams is also included.
See our Overview of Foundations of Interprofessional Collaboration: Introduction to TeamSTEPPS®.
Many learners participate in several other learning activities before graduation. Examples of additional activities include:
To prepare the workforce of tomorrow we must prepare our health providers with an understanding of the knowledge and expertise that every profession brings to the table when providing quality care for patients.
The new model is all about collaboration and incorporation of the four competency domains in all settings: classroom, labs, simulations, and practice-based experiences. It enhances the experiences of learners, professors, preceptors, and patients. It is fully realized that IPE will not take-away from fulfilling profession-specific requirements and educational needs... those are still valued!
But, looking for opportunities to train students in a collaborative and team-based model is now an additional priority!
WE NEED YOU TO CONTINUE TO BUILD ON THESE CONCEPTS AND SKILLS IN AUTHENTIC PRACTICE SETTINGS!