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Across the health sciences, our programs boast more than 6,400 students enrolled in 62 degree programs. Such numbers are impressive, how our students work together is what truly maximizes our impact.
In 2006 we launched the Center for Interprofessional Education, adjusting our University’s health sciences curriculum to better train our students for success within a changing health care landscape.
In 2010 we launched an innovative program known as 1Health, a vision for interprofessional education that required students from across the health sciences to participate in courses and experiences that would build their understanding of the complete health care environment.
Only from new interprofessional education models can we properly train health care providers who leave our programs focused on teamwork, cooperation and new ways of thinking.
Then, in 2012, we became the nation’s first National Coordinating Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice. Less than a year later that Center is moving forward quickly to impact education both here and nationwide.
For our country’s health care system to truly evolve, we need to train our students differently. Only from new interprofessional education models can we properly train health care providers who leave our programs focused on teamwork, cooperation and new ways of thinking.