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Video: Dr. Gwen McIntosh on Interprofessional Collaborative Skills

In the video below, Dr. Gwen McIntosh, the assistant dean of student services, addresses the importance of providing coordinated care for patients and how interprofessional collaborative skills allow medical students to work collaboratively with health professionals from other disciplines.

Key Points

SMPH is committed to providing students with a variety of opportunities from the first year of medical school onward to learn and function as part of an interprofessional health care team. The goal of this experience is to learn how to provide coordinated patient care and to recognize the critical role played by each team member.

In the legacy curriculum, a number of learning experiences include a component of interprofessional health care interaction and collaboration. In the ForWard curriculum, interprofessional collaborative experiences are one of the guiding principles and are fully integrated throughout the educational program.

The Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is preparing to launch on the UW-Madison campus. A collaborative effort of all health professions programs, the center will integrate interprofessional experiences into the education of all UW health care professionals.

Download a printable pdf of the key points

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