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.