Core Principles of Interprofessional Practice Session #1


Over 600 future master’s prepared graduate nurses, physicians, dentists, pharmacists and physical therapists participated in the Kickoff for the Core Principles of Interprofessional Practice course on October 17th. A pair of keynote speakers, Robert Wachter, patient safety expert and chair of the Department of Medicine and Kathy Ghomeshi, a pharmacist and medication safety specialist from the UCSF Medical Center, took students step-by-step through a case of a medical error that occurred at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. Later students worked in interprofessional teams to share ideas about what actions might prevent similar errors from occurring. This session is part of the kickoff to a series of interprofessional education sessions designed to teach future healthcare professionals to work effectively in interprofessional teams.