About Us


The Office of Interprofessional Education was created to foster collaboration between all schools and follows the IPEC Competencies www.ipecollaborative.org/resources.html

Roles and Responsibilities - Use the knowledge of one's own role and those of other professions to appropriatley assess and address the health care needs of patients and to promote and advance the health populations.

Communication - Communicate with patients, families, communities, and professionals in health and other fields in a responsive and responsible manner that supports a team approach to the promotion and maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease. 

Teamwork - Apply relationship-building values and the principles of team dynamics to perform effectively in different team roles to plan, deliver, and evaluate patient/population-centered care and population health programs and policies that are safe, timely, efficient, effective and equitable. 

Values and Ethics - Work with individuals of other professions to maintain a climate of mutual respect and shared values.

Interprofessional education at the health sciences center has been nurtured by the health professional schools and related disciplines learning together about the concepts of healthcare and the provision team-based healthcare services toward providing patient-centered quality and safe care that can transform lives.