Facilitating Interprofessional Sessions


UCSF continues to offer its Interprofessional Education Curriculum, Core Principles of Interprofessional Practice. This curriculum is a hybrid approach, incorporating both an online platform and face-to-face small group sessions. The online component of the program will incorporate modules and assignments from the UCSF Online Course, "Collaboration and Communication in Healthcare: Interprofessional Practice". Small groups will consist of first and second year learners from the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Physical Therapy. We welcome your participation in the face-to-face sessions for 2018-19 which will occur once a quarter in the fall, winter and spring quarters on the following dates:


For First-Year Learners:

  • Session #1: A Key Component to Safe Care - Monday, October 22, 2018
  • Session #2: Roles and Responsibilities - Monday, January 14, 2019
  • Session #3: How will our work get done? - Monday, April 22, 2019


For Second-Year Learners:

  • Session #4: Developing Your Conflict Competency - Monday, October 15, 2018
  • Session #5: Leadership & Membership in Team-Based Healthcare - Monday, December 3, 2018


In their third year, students participate in the Interprofessional Standardized Patient Exercise (ISPE). This is an opportunity for students from the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Physical Therapy, nutrition interns from UCSF and San Francisco State University (SFSU), and social work students from SFSU, to work collaboratively in a team of four with a standardized patient. The sessions take place in the Kanbar Center for Simulation, Clinical Skills, and Telemedicine Education. Faculty preceptors observe team and individual student interactions with the patient, and lead a debriefing session to discuss the student experiences of working in an interprofessional team. The exercise allows students to learn about each other and their roles in health care, and to provide feedback on their team members' communication and teamwork skills.


If you would like to get involved with facilitating one of these sessions or would like more information, please contact Louise Hendrickson at [email protected]