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Interprofessional Internship Program

IPE interns

Goals:

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

Communication Tools & Techniques
Choose communication tools/techniques to aid effective interprofessional interactions.

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

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

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

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

15 Onboarded Interns

OACA intern school break down graphOACA is excited to announce our inaugural cohort of students in the Interprofessional Internship Program.

Fifteen students from across the health sciences have been accepted and matched with core projects with clinical and community partners in Minnesota.

Core Projects Cohort 2020-2021

OACA Intern Cohort Summary (PDF)

MHealth Fairview

  • Clinical Quality Improvement (QI)/Process Improvement (PI) Project Submission & Central Repository: We would like the QI/ PI projects that students are working on with M Health Fairview preceptors to be better aligned with system needs and also for the available projects to be more accessible to the students in centralized location. Creating a centralized process and repository would help us achieve this goal.
  • Interprofessional Education (IPE) Clinical Experience Opportunities Reporting: Using the new learner management system, Clinician Nexus, identify potential IPE opportunities within current clinical spaces in order to expand IPE opportunities within the M Health Fairview system. We want to be able to use this tool to help us identify current and potential opportunities for IPE experience for students rotating at M Health Fairview.

National Center of Interprofessional Practice & Education

  • Launching the Patient, Family, Community, Caregiver Initiative: Aligned with the National Center’s long-standing commitment to patient, family, community engagement and is a strategic priority coming out of Nexus Summit 2020. Specific efforts may include involvement in: literature review, identification of national partner resources and organizations, curation of a special collection within the nexusipe.org Resource Center, development of practical tools and resources, meetings engaging with patients, families, community members and caregivers.

Community-University Health Care Center

  • Improving interprofessional practice and education efforts: Gathering data, determine where data should be house, creation of google sets, look at intranet education page with an interprofessional lens, improving interprofessional practice care model, a process that brings other clinics together that are doing similar work

Office of Academic Clinical Affairs

  • Development of student-driven IPE experiences within currently scheduled hospital-based placements, with creative use of technology and both synchronous and asynchronous opportunities, including 1) student toolkit of resources, 2) structured required IPE experiences, and 3) associated required assignments/contributions (including portfolio development).
  • Development of student-driven IPE experiences within Greater MN placements, with creative use of technology and both synchronous and asynchronous opportunities, including 1) student toolkit of resources, 2) structured required IPE experiences, and 3) associated required assignments/contributions (including portfolio development).