Office of Interprofessional Curriculum

Shorten Allison new 2018 RT Crop2pedAllison Shorten, PhD, RN, RM, FACM, FAAN,
Director, Office of Interprofessional Curriculum


November 2018 - Dr. Shorten named Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
Read the full article here. 

Our mission is to support interprofessional educational experiences across the UAB campus.

Support services include administrative and technical assistance with interprofessional curriculum development and coordination of interprofessional activities among schools.

Faculty Toolkit

Resources for faculty who wish to include Interprofessional elements and activities in their course offerings. 


To integrate interprofessional curricular elements within the UAB academic system to prepare learners to provide collaborative, patient-centered care in order to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care delivery and the health of populations.

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What is IP Education

“Interprofessional education occurs when two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes.” (World Health Organization, 2010)
“*Professional is an all-encompassing term that includes individuals with the knowledge and/or skills to contribute to the physical, mental and social well-being of a community.” (WHO, 2010)

IMG 5343Interprofessional Team Training

Academic programs where "Interprofessional education occurs when students from two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes," (World Health Organization, 2010)

Interprofessional teams providing patient care in a variety of settings; inpatient, outpatient, community, and home,