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.


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.


  • 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.