The Interprofessional Health and Team-based Care thread prepares students to work collaboratively and successfully in a team environment. Throughout the 3 phases, students explore the values and ethics of interprofessional practice, roles and responsibilities of health care professionals, interprofessional teamwork and communication as it intersects with other areas of medical practice.

Thread director: Jamie Hess, MD

Phase 1

  • Interdisciplinary teamwork development
  • Communication tools and techniques
  • Roles and responsibilities of health care professionals
  • Mutual respect and shared values of interprofessional practice

Phase 2

  • Importance of a multi-disciplinary team and care coordination
  • Continuous quality improvement
  • Effective teamwork and team-based practices for patient care
  • Collaborative decision-making principles
  • Roles and responsibilities of team members
  • Mutual respect and shared values of interprofessional practice
  • Communication strategies with team members

Phase 3

  • Roles and responsibilities of team members
  • Communication strategies with team members
  • Problem-solving and conflict resolution
  • Shared accountability
  • Continuous quality improvement
  • How teams can recognize and collaboratively address medical errors