Word on the Wards (WoW) is an interprofessional health coaching program and elective that trains first and second year trainees from the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Physical Therapy to work together to provide health coaching to inpatients at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Now in its third year of operation, the program has provided over 200 patient encounters via 111 student health coaches.
Angel Chen, RN, MSN, CPNP, School of Nursing and Maureen Brodie, MA, Office of the Ombuds, recently contributed to the content of the theme issue on Ethics and Interprofessionalism in Medical Education, “Resisting Outdated Models of Pedagogical Domination and Subordination in Health Professions Education” for the AMA Journal of Ethics.
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The UCSF Program for Interprofessional Practice and Education has launched the “Collaboration and Communication in Healthcare: Principles of Interprofessional Practice” channel on You Tube. This is the first course on interprofessional collaborative practice, and the course was designed by faculty and students from the health professions at UCSF.