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01/20/2015

Interprofessional Education (IPE)

This semester I had the opportunity to take an interprofessional education course at the University of Pennsylvania.  The course was titled Pain Science and Practice, which focused on different therapeutic aspects to manage various types of pain patients experience.  This course included nursing students from University of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing, dental students from University of Pennsylvania's School of Dental Medicine and pharmacy students from USciences.  The course was a mixture of lectures, and interdisciplinary group presentations.  For my evidence based group project, I was paired with a nurse anesthetist.  It was so interesting to hear about her background and learn that we have a lot in common!  During our simulation project, 2015-01-10 08.13.51-1 I had to play the role of an anesthesiology pain service fellow.  I had the opportunity to learn and understand a completely different health care professional role that I had never encountered before.  This was a really unique learning experience that I had the privilege of participating in.  I would highly recommend that students participate in any interprofessional education courses because it provides a glimpse into the learning world of our fellow health care professional!

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