• Interprofessional education class

Interprofessional education and collaborative practice are cornerstones for providing safe and effective healthcare. Interprofessional activities at the academic and practice levels promote new ways for individuals engaged in health care to learn with, from, and about one another; foster sound collaborative team dynamics; and create a culture of knowledge sharing that best serves patients.

Our Commitment to Collaborative Care

Coordinated efforts to value the unique contributions of all health professionals have been undertaken in all of these programs: UVM Colleges of Nursing and Health Sciences, Education and Social Services, Agriculture and Life Sciences, Larner College of Medicine and the Albany College of Pharmacy. The UVM Medical Center, the Department of Nursing Faculty Practice at Appletree Bay, AHEC, and some community partners have created interprofessional learning and practice initiatives that improve patient outcomes and enhance patient and family satisfaction.

Interprofessional education at UVM supports learners in health professions programs to work together to cultivate knowledge and share responsibility for team-based holistic care of patients and clients in an increasingly more complex health care delivery system. This work is guided by the IPEC Interprofessional Education Collaborative’s Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (2016).

Interprofessional education requires commitment from students and faculty, community leaders, the mentors of our students and trainees, and those who employ our graduates.