Welcome to the Office of Interprofessional Education
Welcome to the Office of Interprofessional Education (IPE) at the UTRGV School of Medicine. Interprofessional Education helps prepare medical students and health professions students to provide excellent patient care in a collaborative team environment. Interprofessional Education plays an essential role in the development of effective and efficient functioning health care teams that are needed to deliver high-quality care in an increasingly complex health care world.
What is IPE?
Interprofessional Education, also known as IPE, is when different health professions share their expertise in a collaborative learning environment as members of integrated health care teams to maximize health outcomes for patients.
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 has an educational partnership with other health professions schools within the Division of Health Affairs.
- UTRGV School of Nursing
- UTRGV College of Health Professions
- Department of Physician Assistants
- Department of Occupational Therapy
- UTRGV School of Social Work
The Office of Interprofessional Education is committed to developing an integrated interprofessional curriculum across health professions at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
Our Interprofessional Activities
- Team Centric Friday
- Health Systems Science
- Clinical Skills Center Activities
- Simulated Team-Based Health Care Activities
Helene Krouse, PhD, RN, FFNMRCSI, FAAN