For the second time in Columbia’s history, faculty, staff, and students of all professional health schools will join together in a groundbreaking commitment towards radical collaboration. We will explore, celebrate, and expand the frontiers of collaborative health care throughout a day dedicated to improving respectful, effective, person-centered care.
On April 2, 2019, Columbia’s professional health schools free themselves from business as usual so students and faculty can learn together in teams. In lieu of regularly scheduled classes for most dental, medical, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, pastoral care, physical therapy, public health, social work, and genetic counseling students, the campus will join together for a day-long interprofessional curriculum. Students, faculty, and staff will cross school boundaries and join together for presentations, experiential learning, workshops, and advocacy sessions that convey the necessity and skills of egalitarian team work. Our curriculum will be fortified with lessons from our community partners in Washington Heights.
The overall mission of IPE Day is for students to develop the capacity to:
- Articulate the importance of mutually respectful and responsible interprofessional collaboration in caring for patients, families, communities, and populations served
- Describe how roles and responsibilities of members within interprofessional health care teams complement one another
- Identify key resources and perspectives that will facilitate just and equitable health care
- Identify opportunities for individuals to advocate for health equity
April 2, 2019
Entire Health Sciences Campus
Registration open soon