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Interprofessional Initiatives

Director: Jeffrey J. Borckardt, Ph.D.; Assistant Provost, Interprofessional Initiatives

The Office of Interprofessional Initiatives at MUSC is responsible for creating opportunities and implementing programs to

  • improve patient health and clinical outcomes,
  • reduce excess healthcare costs,
  • enrich educational experiences, and
  • enhance research collaboration

through the implementation of interprofessional, synergistic, team-based clinical, educational and research initiatives at MUSC.

The Office aims to integrate students and professionals across Colleges with the goal of improving satisfaction, efficiency, profitability, value, innovation, marketability and scientific rigor in all educational, clinical and research activities.  The Office of Interprofessional Initiatives is served by a board of appointed Directors as well as a student advisory council and the Interprofessional/Interdisciplinary Advisory Council.

Interprofessional/Interdisciplinary (IPID) Advisory Council

Co-Chairs: E. Pilcher & K. Ragucci

The charge of the Interprofessional/Inter-Disciplinary (IPID) Advisory Council is to build-upon and strengthen the mission of the Office of Interprofessional Initiatives by creating, evaluating, and propagating University-wide interprofessional (IP) endeavors in collaboration with the Office. Responsibilities of the Advisory Council are to advise the Directors of the Office of Interprofessional Initiatives on matters pertinent to its mission as well as generate ideas and develop programs to be evaluated and prioritized by the Office Directors. Members of the Advisory Council will be appointed by the Co-Chairs of the IPID Advisory Council and the Assistant Provost for Interdisciplinary Initiatives. Council members shall hold one-year appointments, but there will be no limits on consecutive terms served. Each Advisory Council member will represent interests related to specific Interdisciplinary foci and will work to support the intended growth and advancement of MUSC as a National leader in interprofessional education, research and clinical practice.

View the Interprofessional Faculty & Planning Team

OII Events


2017 IPE Student Fellowship Award Ceremony
May 23, 2017 3:33:00 PM EDT

On Wednesday May 17th, the Office of Interprofessional Initiatives and the Interprofessional Student Advisory Board held the Student Interprofessional Education Fellowship Recognition Ceremony. Keynote Speaker, Dr. Ken Catchpole, spoke about the importance for process and outcomes, and the value and challenges of teamwork improvement interventions. Rather than focusing on individual team skills alone, his research seeks to understand the influence of organization, task, technology and environment on team behaviors.  Ms. Maggie Bosley, Chair of the Interprofessional Education Fellowship and College of Medicine student served as the emcee for the ceremony....To find out more...

IP Day 2017 SimuVersity Game Winners!
Jan 27, 2017 3:51:00 PM EST

This year, first-year students at IP Day participated in an online simulation game designed to engage students from different professions in the process of development and management of a healthcare system. Groups of students competed against one another for a top spot in six categories related to the game. The winners are: ...To find out more...

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