Interprofessional Internship Program

OACA 2022-2023 IPE Intern Cohort

Interns learn and lead together, solve problems for clinical partners, develop real world working relationships and advance interprofessional education and practice.

Meet the 2022-2023 OACA Interprofessional Internship Cohort.

Next application cycle opens Aug. 2023. Request information.

 

Areas of Intern Development

Interprofessional Problem Solving
Engage other health professionals in shared problem-solving appropriate to the project needs with demonstrated project-specific outcomes.

Communication Tools & Techniques
Choose communication tools and techniques that facilitate effective interprofessional team interactions.

Leadership & Management
Apply leadership practices that support equitable and effective interprofessional collaboration.

Interdisciplinary Conceptual Knowledge
Integrate the knowledge and experience of interprofessional team members to enhance project outcomes and improve understanding of the other profession(s).

Professionalism
Act with honesty and integrity in relationships with interprofessional student and community/clinical partner relationships.

Responsible Conduct of Research
Evaluate and integrate available evidence to inform effective interprofessional teamwork and promote desired project outcomes.

Community Partners

Community partners are invited to request an interprofessional team of 2-3 interns to engage in a problem-based project. Projects are anticipated to occur over the course of each academic year between October and May, with potential for extension. Each intern will commit to approximately 5 hours per week. Project submissions are typically reviewed in July and selected in August, with intern team interviews occurring in October.

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Contact: Sara North and Cheri Friedrich with questions and to help co-create project concepts.

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Objectives

  • Collaboratively identify actionable strategies to improve health through analysis of the complex epidemiological, geopolitical, social, ecological, other global contributions to human and animal health. 
  • Explore and critique the unique cultures, values, roles/responsibilities, and expertise of other health professions and the impact these factors can have on health outcomes. 
  • Actively engage with community organizations supporting rural health to learn from, with, and about the integration of population health approaches within and outside of the health system. 
  • Advance their own professional and interprofessional competency development through shared population-focused problem solving using available evidence and reflective team-based practices.

Meet the OACA 2022-2023 Interprofessional Interns

Theme: Work in cooperation with those who receive care, provide care, and support the delivery of health services, programs, and education.

Read OACA intern biographies and learn more about their projects.

Fifteen students from across the health sciences have been accepted and matched with core projects with clinical and community partners in Minnesota. See the 2021-2022 and 2020-2021 cohorts.

2022-2023 OACA intern degrees/ schools pie chart
Kandeija Bagurusi

Kandeija Bagurusi, BS
Medical School
Clinical partner: Hope Network

Jenna Broihahn

Jenna Broihahn, BS
Center for Allied Health
Clinical partner: EA Therapeutic Health

Saliha Chaudhry

Saliha Chaudhry, BA
Medical School
Clinical partner: Morris Challenge

Meghan Ford

Meghan Ford, BA
School of Public Health
Clinical partner:
EA Therapeutic Health

Hodan Hachi

Hodan Hachi, BS
School of Public Health
Clinical partner: Neighborhood Health Source

Arazu Kian

Arazu Kian, BSN
School of Nursing
Clinical partner: Center for Interprofessional Health

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Britney Lee, BS
College of Pharmacy
Clinical partner: Neighborhood Health Source

Nicole Oblon

Nicole Oblon, BS
School of Public Health
Clinical partner:
Center for Health Interprofessional Programs

Kevan O'hanlon

Kevan O'Hanlon, BA
School of Public Health
Clinical partner: Morris Challenge

Robert Pokorney

Robert Pokorney, BA, MA
School of Nursing
Clinical partner: Mano a Mano

Joy Schmidt

Joy Schmidt, BS
School of Public Health
Clinical partner: Hope Network

Elena Tran

Elena Tran, BA
School of Public Health
Clinical partner: Center for Interprofessional Health

Maddie Weirick

Maddie Weirick, BS
School of Public Health
Clinical partner: Mano a Mano

Tiffany Widseth

Tiffany Widseth, BS
Medical School
Clinical partner: Mano a Mano

Chenwei Yan

Chenwei Yan, BA
College of Pharmacy / School of Public Health
Clinical partner:
Center for Health Interprofessional Programs

IPE interns

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Dentistry students engage in interprofessional collaboration through OACA internship

The students seek to solve interprofessional problems together, gain skills in leadership and communication, gain knowledge across disciplines, and integrate research.

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