Clinical Training and Interprofessional Education

IPE activites

Transforming how we teach the next generation of healthcare providers

Our health sciences learners learn together, solve problems together, and develop real-world working relationships.

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Center for Interprofessional Health

The Center for Interprofessional Health (CIH)

CIH is the new home for advancing health sciences interprofessional education and clinical training at the University of Minnesota. Its mission is to spark innovation in interprofessional education, practice, research, and collaboration. CIH also supports the diverse needs of health professions schools, colleges, and programs system-wide in preparing a collaborative, practice-ready workforce to serve Minnesota and beyond. Download the CIH Strategic Plan.

Health Sciences Education Center

At our new state-of-the-art health care education facility, we train health professionals who are ready to leverage each other's talents—to improve the health of the communities we serve. HSEC is one of the most comprehensive interprofessional education facilities in the country.

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Career Development for Students

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute offers many career development programs for undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

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M Simulation

Interprofessional and team-based simulations build bridges between disciplines and help prepare professionals for collaborative practice. Our learners use simulation to develop clinical expertise by practicing skills, applying knowledge, and learning from their mistakes without risk to actual patients.

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UMN clinical placement map

Our learners are trained across MN and the US

By training together, our learners learn how to practice interdisciplinary care that can tackle the real-world, truly difficult healthcare problems. See the map of clinical placements of our more than 7,000 health sciences students.

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Learner-Patient Connection at the Community University Health Care Center


Interprofessional education and training across OACA

The Center for Bioethics helps students, professionals, policy makers, and the public confront and understand ethical issues in health, health care, new biomedical technologies, the environment, and the life sciences.

Through global health learning opportunities, the Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility champions interdisciplinary opportunities to exchange knowledge and expand abilities for the advancement of global health.

One of CTSI's major goals is to train and reward interdisciplinary research teams at the University of Minnesota and in our communities.

The Institute for Health Informatics leads the interprofessional discovery, application, and teaching of health information sciences to improve the health of individuals and communities.

The Institute for Molecular Virology (IMV) seeks to improve the health of the citizens of Minnesota through education, outreach, and research (basic, clinical, and translational).

The Masonic Cancer Center creates a collaborative research environment focused on the causes, prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer.

The Minnesota Northstar GWEP facilitates and strengthens meaningful support and collaboration of key partners in the geriatrics field.

Hundreds of students and residents come to CUHCC annually to complete their continuity clinic, clinical rotations, or field placements. These students & residents come from the School of Dentistry, Medical School, School of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, and multiple other disciplines.

How is the University Addressing IPE Nationally?

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