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What is the difference between interdisciplinary and interprofessional teamwork?


Interdisciplinary teamwork is an approach like interprofessional teamwork (see below) but differs as the team members are composed of individuals from different disciplines such as psychology, anthropology, economics and geography.

Interprofessional teamwork involves different health and/or social care professions who, for example, share a team identity and work closely together in an integrated and interdependent manner to solve complex care problems and deliver services.

Learn more about interprofessional education and interprofessional practice

News and Notes

IPEStudents
  • Onward to the Next Academic Year

    With the campus buzzing with both newly-arrived students and returning friends, the interprofessional programs have already kicked into high gear. IPEC 501 started last week with over 510 students from 7 programs and simulation-based experiences began last week as well. … Continue reading

  • Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium: Registration Open!

    Registration for the fifth annual Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium is now open here. With keynote addresses by Bonnie Jennings of Emory School of NursingĀ and Deborah Davis, CEO of MCV Hospitals, the Symposium should describe a vision for the future of interprofessional … Continue reading

  • New Interprofessional Simulations

    On October 28th, 19 students from dental hygiene, dentistry, nursing, and pharmacy participated in the initial health assessment simulations. The three-hour session involved two simulations: one, a table top simulation where students from each discipline collaborated to evaluate a teenager, … Continue reading

  • The Challenge is On!

    Hold your ice buckets — a new challenge is on. The students in the physical therapy class of 2019 have challenged the other students in their IPEC 501 course to the 22 push-up challenge, an event to raise awareness about … Continue reading

Interprofessional Events

February 3

Sixth Annual Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium

Saturday, Feb. 3, Registration and checkin at 8:30a Program at 9:00p - 4:00p
Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center, Glen Allen, VA

The Sixth Annual Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium: Collaborating to Close the Gaps will take place on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Program from 9:00am - 4:00pm at Virginia Crossings Hotels and Conference Center, Glen Allen, VA. All conference information available at rampages.us/ipe-symposium

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