To address gaps in clinical education between the University of Oklahoma Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy, a novel curriculum was initiated with focus on the exploration of health inequity, community health, health literacy, and social determinants of health (SDoH). Interprofessional education and collaboration occurs with the goal of providing coordinated services to patients in a community-based practice setting through a student-run interprofessional Unity Clinic serving the uninsured of Oklahoma City.
Students gain foundational knowledge in interprofessional based collaboration to teach, practice, and reinforce interprofessional skills such as communication, teamwork, respect, community health, and ethics while serving roles and responsibilities centered around a population based, patient-centered clinical environment. Students participate in self-paced online learning modules, interdisciplinary case-based patient simulations, and team-based collaborative care at the student-run Unity Clinic. Participants complete a deep dive into current issues including human trafficking, quality improvement and patient safety through the Institute for Health Care Improvement Basic Certification and also explore community demographics to solidify understanding of local population health, health disparities and SDoH. Students complete basic training in telemedicine to support integration of interdisciplinary care while participating in Unity Clinic. Learning activities are anchored to the Interprofessional Education Collaborative core competencies and students complete a pre/post survey with qualitative feedback to evaluate the learning experience.
Our aim is to describe the synergistic approach implemented in our academic setting to initiate and advance this interprofessional clinical learning experience which will become a required selective rotation for all fourth year students at University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Additionally, we will outline quantitative and qualitative student evaluative data from a year in review.
In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (OICPD). The OICPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The National Center OICPD is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers (ATs). This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with their participation.
Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Nurses: Participants will be awarded contact hours of credit for attendance at this workshop.
Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: This activity is approved for contact hours.
Athletic Trainers: This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
Social Workers: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the National Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive continuing education credits.
IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.