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Started in 2009 as part of the Geriatric Education Center this program is now administered by OIPC. Since its inception this program has provided an Interprofessional team building experience for over 4,000 students from three institutions (UAB, Samford, and Auburn).In the Fall and Winter semester 400 + students gather for a two and a half hour activity. This begins with an overview of IP teams. Followed by an interview of an older adult by faculty members from each of the represented professions (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Social Work). Students are then divided into small groups for faculty-facilitated development of a collaborative care plan, based on the interview. Complexity is then added as the facilitator introduces additional health, social and financial issues that the team needs to consider.

Interprofessional Training Days

Our next session will be held on Friday, February 9th

Learning Objectives
The learning objectives for the program are for the participating students to:
1. Describe the importance of interprofessional teams in the care of older adults.
2. Recognize and discuss the differing perspectives, values, and experiences of professionals in other disciplines.
3. Communicate as a team member to develop a simple care plan for an older adult that addresses problems from medical, emotional, social, 
    environmental, and economic perspectives.
4. Reflect on one’s own attitudes towards interprofessional teams.

12:15 pm        Preceptors Briefing (Volker Hall E) (Lunch Provided)
1 pm               Students gather in assigned small group rooms
2:30 pm          Activity ends

Professions Represented
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     Occupational Therapy
     Physical Therapy
     Social Work
Institutions Represented
Samford - McWhorter School of Pharmacy
Auburn - Harrison School of Pharmacy
Allison Shorten, PhD, RN, RM, FACM (OIPC)
Peter Bosworth, MBA (OIPC)