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.

3 people walk down a hallway together, noted to be a SLP Student grom MGH IHP, an RN Clinician from MGH, and a med student from Harvard
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.
3 people walk down a hallway together, noted to be a SLP Student grom MGH IHP, an RN Clinician from MGH, and a med student from Harvard
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.

Impact Practice Symbol, displaying an icon of a person with a heart on their chest, and circles containing the words classroom, simulation, clinical, community, and team.

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.