Interprofessional Day is a required activity for first and second year students to learn about participation in an interdisciplinary health care team. These events will take place on January 23, 2009. Within a large group setting, students will participate in a presentation. Within a small group setting, students will have the opportunity to participate in a facilitated discussion.
Goals for first-year students
For participants to know several students from other disciplines and colleges.
For participants to be able to name and understand the role of other disciplines at MUSC.
For participants to be able to explain how all the disciplines interact and where they fit in the health care system.
For participants to understand the importance of a team approach to health care.
Goals for second-year students
For participants to compare how perceptions of inter-professional teamwork have changed in the past year.
For participants to apply previously gained knowledge of other disciplines to a clinical scenario.
Using the case study, for participants to analyze the distinct contributions each discipline provides to patient care.
For participants to reflect on how health professions can work together to provide effective and efficient patient care.
For participants to continue to expand personal interactions and collaborations across MUSC's six colleges.
Who will participate?
Students starting in 2007 and 2008 who are in programs that are regularly attended on campus will be required to participate in these programs. Web-based programs and Masters in Clinical Research are exempted from this program. Students not in attendance will be required to make up this activity.
Those students on rotations during this time period are exempted from this program.
How will the program be conducted?
Students will be assigned to one of the five scheduled meeting rooms in the Basic Science building for orientation and the speaker presentation. They will receive an information packet with forms and additional details when they arrive at this first location. Following this initial presentation they will be directed to one of approximately 30 breakout rooms (directions in their packet) located in other parts of campus where faculty and student facilitators will lead activities directed at expanding the participant's awareness of the interdisciplinary nature of health care management.
Participants will be asked to complete an evaluation at the end of the break out session.
How will initial room assignments be distributed?
Students will contacted through their Dean's office. Web distribution will take place in early January on this site. Additional information will also be posted here over the next few weeks.