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Precision Education: Sharing Best Practices in Health Sciences Learning

VP Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD

Health science education has undergone rapid transformation during the last several years. In an effort to respond appropriately to the unique needs of individual students, educators are developing approaches to precision education.

Precision education is a system that goes beyond traditional lectures and demonstrations, and gives learners a range of options that allow them to select what best meets their learning style and goals. The upcoming “Best Practices in Health Sciences Education” conference (Oct. 4-5) is an annual tradition that brings together educators, administrators, learners and thought leaders to exchange ideas about cutting-edge best practices and research-based methodologies in health sciences education.  

If you have an idea for a workshop, presentation or discussion that addresses curricular development, assessment of outcomes, innovative teaching practices or models for supporting students, this conference is for you! Please consider submitting a proposal. The deadline is May 8.

Being involved in interprofessional experiences has allowed me to form meaningful relationships while networking with other professionals, and has helped me develop vital skills to being a future health care leader.” - Lucas Halvorson, Master of Healthcare


Driving Innovation & Discovery

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Call for Engagement: Interprofessional Death, Dying, & Disposition Task Force

The Center for Interprofessional Health, in partnership with the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, is leading a Dying, Death, and Disposition (DDD) Task Force to collaboratively curate, design, and share evidence-based educational resources and experiences for health professions learners and educators in the didactic and experiential/clinical environments. The DDD Task Force steering committee seeks U of M faculty, instructors, staff, and advanced learner engagement in an innovative pursuit of interprofessional collaboration related to death, dying, and disposition topics in health professions education.


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Global Health Seed Grants

The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility is currently accepting applications for 2023 Seed Grant proposals. This year, in addition to the annual global health grants, there is a special interest call for research projects specifically pertaining to women's health.

Advancing Interprofessional Education & Training

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Faculty Elected as Distinguished Fellows of National Academies of Practice

Five UMN faculty were recently inducted as Distinguished Fellows of the National Academies of Practice. This prestigious honor recognizes those who have excelled in their profession and are dedicated to furthering interprofessional practice, scholarship and policy in support of interprofessional care. Class of 2023 Fellows were welcomed into the academies at an awards and induction ceremony in Washington D.C. on April 1.


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Check Out Collaboration Insights: A Health Professions Blog for Effective Collaboration

This student-led health professions blog is a hub for information on interprofessional education and collaboration. In the latest entry, third-year DNP student Arazu Kian shares her experience as an OACA Interprofessional Intern. Previous entries focus on a variety of teamwork-related topics, including vulnerability, implicit bias, and team cohesion.


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Designing Interactive Lectures With Active Learning Techniques

This toolkit, brought to you by the Minnesota Northstar Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program, is designed to provide instructors with ideas, examples, and guidelines to transform lectures into interactive and engaging learning experiences that will facilitate learners' achievement of intended learning outcomes.

U-Wide Events and Opportunities

Sustainability Symposium, Bridging the Gap, Friday April 14, 2023

Sustainability Symposium: Bridging the Gap

This April 14 event brings together diverse sustainability projects, artwork, research, and more. Student Impact Awardees will also be honored.

Covid Consequences - Next Steps in Ethics, Policy and Public Health

COVID Consequences: The Challenges of Long COVID

This April 19 webinar brings together national experts to illuminate what is known about Long COVID.

April 19: M Health Fairview System Education Grand Rounds: Kindness and the Good Life (at work)
Join M Health Fairview for their next System Grand Rounds presentation.

April 28: Equitable Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Research
Learn about the Accessibility by Design in Clinical Research Toolkit and greater inclusion of persons with disabilities in clinical research.

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