The Rural and Underserved Services Track (TRUST) is a two year student-engaged program and curriculum, composed of pharmacy, social work, medical, and nursing students from Binghamton University and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Students participate in ten service learning activities, alongside eight learning retreats where students, healthcare professionals, patients, and faculty collaborate to address the needs of marginalized patient populations. The overall purpose of this program is to train students (TRUST Scholars) to have the skills to provide compassionate healthcare to unique patient populations via effective interprofessional teamwork.
The goal of this Lightning Talk is to share our model curriculum and learning outcomes. Assessments and reflections are collected from students at multiple points throughout the TRUST program; assessments are collected from Scholars at three time points throughout the program and post-retreat reflections are collected from Scholars at the end of each retreat, with our talk focusing on the latter. Each learning retreat follows a general format consisting of a pre-retreat assignment, retreat introduction, panel discussion, clinical skill and case study. Four-hundred and seventy-eight quotes were retrospectively analyzed from student post-retreat reflections and ascribed to the components of the TRUST program and TRUST learning objectives. Quotes were most often ascribed to the panel discussions (25.5%) or the retreat as a whole (38.3%). Overall, only 279 (58.4%) quotes were ascribed to TRUST learning objectives, with “interprofessional team” (22.5%), “ethics and cultural sensitivity” (26.5%), “barriers to care” (17.1%), and “current and emerging health issues” (19.0%) occurring the most frequently. These areas were likely the most impactful for students and represent potential for impacting various components of the Quadruple Aim. This novel interprofessional program has had positive outcomes for students, faculty, and the community, with potential for dissemination across varied IPE settings.
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.