The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, in collaboration with the UCSF Program in Interprofessional Education and the UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management, is pleased to announce the new Education Innovations Funding awards for the 2016-2017 academic year. These intramural grants are expected to make significant contributions to educational excellence at UCSF.
Diana Austin and Angel Chen have both written articles about IPE at UCSF. Please click on the links below to read the full articles.
UCSF and Others Strive to Create True Health Care Teams by Diana Austin
First-year medical students are learning to include oral health in their traditional Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, and throat (HEENT) examination. The new oral health module, screening exam, and fluoride varnish application skills were taught by senior dental students as part of the core curriculum for the School of Medicine's Foundations of Patient Care course during October. Young children, older adults, and those without dental insurance are more likely to see their physician than dentist, underlining the need for integrating oral health patient-centered care.
The first session of the Core Principles of Interprofessional Practice curriculum, Interprofessional Collaboration: A Key Component to Safety Care was held on Monday, October 5. This year's opening session focused on the role of interprofessional collaboration in improving patient safety. First year learners from Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Physical Therapy were assigned to a small group composed of 10-12 students from each of the programs and met in several lecture halls with the keynote speech broadcast from Cole Hall.