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OII Education

MUSC students, faculty, clinicians and staff members continue to set the pace for leadership and innovation when it comes to interprofessional (IP) practice and education at the university and national levels. Learning to work effectively as team members is critical for our students and MUSC healthcare practitioners and faculty are actively involved in mentoring students for this role. Examples from our programs and activities are highlighted in this section to demonstrate the depth and breadth of our leadership and innovation.  

Current Interprofessional Electives can be found here.

IP 710 Transforming Healthcare for the Future 

This interprofessional core course provides health professions students with an opportunity to learn with, from, and about other health profession students.  The course introduces students to the complexities of the health care system and the role of interprofessional collaboration to improve the quality and safety of research and patient care.  Through an interprofessional context, students will explore the art and science of teamwork and communication skills, cultural competency, ethics, evidence-based practice, healthcare disparities and social determinants of health.
Course Overview

*Spring 2017 Students have an opportunity to participate in a pilot for this course as an alternative to the traditional IP 710 Course.   

Students Eligible for IP 710 Pilot Course in Spring 2017:

  • 1st year Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant Students
  • 1st Semester BSN Students

IP 710: TeamSTEPPS Pilot

You will learn the major components of TeamSTEPPS, an evidence-based set of teamwork tools, aimed at optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and teamwork skills among health care professionals. In this course you will conduct a 5-hour observation in a select unit of the hospital implementing this practice.  Students will receive a certificate of completion of TeamSTEPPS.  For a brief description and class dates click here.  The spring pilot course is now full.  

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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