Two or more professions learning with, about, and from each other

The goal of interprofessional education is to develop team-based clinicians who practice collaboratively, improve health outcomes and provide safe and equitable, client-centered care. High-functioning teams can upgrade the patient and family experience and decrease costs while insulating clinicians against burnout.

The commitment to interprofessional education at the IHP is provided through innovative curriculum design and clinical experiences in our Sanders IMPACT Practice Center.

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Team-based care, delivered by clinicians skilled in collaboration and communication, leads to better health outcomes for patients and clients. That’s why the MGH Institute makes interprofessional learning a cornerstone of all its programs. Through co-curricular activities integrated across programs, you will learn about, from, and with students from other professions.
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To hold ourselves accountable to our mission of preparing students to advance care for a diverse society, the MGH Institute has developed a set of institutional core competencies. In addition to program-level competencies, all graduates of practice-based, entry-level programs will be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of mastery across six domains.

Interprofessional Practice Core Competencies

Commitment to ethical principles, humanism, accountability, and altruism.

Collaboration with the health care team in partnering with patients/clients and their families to meet health-related needs.

Exchange of information with and listening to patients, families, and members of the healthcare team.

Decision making based on open-minded analysis, deliberate thinking, and reflection that leads to appropriate action.

Awareness of the larger context of health care and the ability to promote changes that enhance the delivery of care.

Courage to influence change for the benefit of patients/clients, the health system, and the professions.

Meet the Team

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Assistant Dean for Interprofessional Education Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy

Yolanda Mendez Rainey

Operations Manager Interprofessional Education and Practice

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Peer Facilitator Lead, IMPACT IMPACT Term Lecturer Interprofessional Education and Practice