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Why is IPE important for students?

  • 80% of serious medical errors occur as a result of miscommunication between caregivers (The Joint Commission, 2012).
  • Get to know individuals from other professions on campus and who you will someday work with.
  • Improve teamwork, collaboration, and communication both now and in the future
  • Facilitate an understanding of roles of other healthcare team members.
  • Develop a greater appreciation for one's own professional identity as it relates to the professional identity of other disciplines.
  • Increase your knowledge of clinical practice by working alongside and learning with, about, and from individuals in other disciplines.
***Joint Commission. (2012),  Joint Commission Perspectives, 32(8). 
Last modified: Oct 01, 2020