Welcome to the Office of Interprofessional Education

The Office of Interprofessional Education (IPE) at the UTRGV School of Medicine brings students, faculty, and practitioners across health professions together to strengthen interprofessional collaborative practice and team-based care.

Interprofessional Education Defined

When students from two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes (Word Health Organization, 2010). 


Our mission is to educate and prepare medical and health professions students in interprofessional communication and collaborative practice to improve the quality of patient care in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond.


Our vision is to be a national leader in the development of compassionate health care professionals who transform health care delivery through excellent interprofessional collaborative practice.


The Office of Interprofessional Education is committed to developing an integrated interprofessional curriculum across health professions at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

  • UTRGV College of Health Professions
    • Department of Occupational Therapy
    • Department of Physician Assistant
  • UTRGV School of Nursing
  • UTRGV School of Podiatric Medicine
  • UTRGV School of Social Work

IPE Learning Activities

  • Health Systems Science
  • Clinical Skills Center Activities
  • Simulated Team-Based Health Care Activities

IPE Forms