Interprofessional Education

Interprofessional education (IPE) is a collaborative approach that is recommended by the Institutes of Medicine to prepare healthcare students to function as interprofessional team members. Training future healthcare providers to work in teams that include a variety of disciplines will help facilitate this model and ultimately result in improved healthcare outcomes for patients.

IPE team was formed at SRU and the team has created a plan for developing IPE at SRU that will go beyond the minimum accreditation requirements and has the potential to make the university a leader in this area. The 3-component plan will provide excellent educational opportunities for students AND improve the quality of SRU's health care education programs.