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Interprofessional Education and Research

Interprofessional education on the WSU Health Sciences campus engages faculty and students from all three universities on campus — WSU, Eastern Washington University, University of Washington — and from their 12 different health professions programs, as well as their community practitioner partners.

The students may come together in elective courses, small group workshops, service learning programs, group simulations and clinical experiences.

Interprofessional mandated for accreditation

Recognizing that no single health care discipline has the capability to deliver optimal care for all health issues, integration of IPE into the curricula is now mandated for accreditation in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry and many allied health programs.

Interprofessional Education (IPE) is generally accepted to mean “occasions when students from two or more professions learn with, from, and about each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes.”