Two or more professions learning with, about, and from each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes
The goal of interprofessional education is to develop team based clinicians who practice collaboratively and provide client-centered care.
Our Interprofessional Model for Patient And Client-Centered Teams (IMPACT) at the IHP realizes the goal of interprofessional education for students through required coursework and clinical work in our IMPACT Practice centers.
Highlights of IMPACT Practice
Collaborate in groups of 5-6 students from across the health professions in a required sequence of three 1-credit courses.
You and your team will have the opportunity to build your skills in practical settings, including visits with health mentors in the community and simulations with actors trained as standardized patients.
Interprofessional Dedicated Education Units
Join students and faculty from other health professions at Massachusetts General Hospital to experience firsthand the power of interprofessional care.
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.
IMPACT 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.