Mission Statement

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.

Vision

UAB will become an international leader in integrating interprofessional education into the curricula of health profession schools and in establishing a culture that fosters collaborative professional practice.

Values

  • Creativity and innovation are essential in incorporating interprofessional educational experiences into curricula.
  • Experiential and active learning are essential components of interprofessional education to achieve high level critical thinking/problem solving skills.
  • Interprofessional educational experiences are essential for students and healthcare professionals to achieve core competencies in ethics, teamwork, communication and roles/responsibilities.
  • Effective interprofessional educational experiences can occur in a variety of settings to encourage collaboration and patient-centered care.