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Interprofessional Education Collaborative

ipec-logo.jpgFaculty from all schools at UMMC participate in the Interprofessional Education Collaborative, a group advocating for interprofessional and team-based education for UMMC’s students. The emphasis on cross-disciplinary training is designed to ultimately provide higher quality and more cost-effective health care for patients, families and communities.

About IPEC

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “Interprofessional education occurs when students from two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes.”

 -World Health Organization (WHO), 2010. Framework for action on interprofessional education & collaborative practice. Geneva: World Health Organization.

Commonly, health care professionals work primarily only with others within their own medical field. Interprofessional education prepares students to work in team settings, collaborating with clinicians in other specialties. This approach should lead to improved patient outcomes, fewer errors, and reduced organizational costs. Simply put, IPE at UMMC prepares students to practice deliberate, high stakes, collaborative care for a healthier Mississippi.

Competencies of IPE

  1. Values/ Ethics
  2. Roles/ Responsibilities
  3. Interprofessional Communication
  4. Teamwork/Teams

The IPEC at Work

To achieve a healthier Mississippi, the Office of Interprofessional Education provides an array of opportunities through coursework, simulations, and service learning experiences.

Learn more about our activities: