School of Health Professions Hosts Third Annual Interprofessional Education Day

n late March, more than 300 students from several programs in the School of Health Professions, along with students from the School of Social Welfare, participated in the School of Health Professions thirdAnnual Interprofessional Education Day.  The Interprofessional Education Collaborative’s (IPEC) Core Competency focus this year was communication, with the overarching theme of communicating in a responsive, responsible, respectful, and compassionate manner between the health care team and the patient. 

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The keynote speaker, Dr. Reese Imhof, has worked extensively on developing healthcare curriculum, research and speaking engagements focused on providing gender affirming care for transgender patients. He is currently the dermatology liaison within the Mayo Clinic’s Transgender and Intersex Specialty Care Clinic.

Small groups of students from different programs worked collaboratively with a facilitator to answer questions based off a video case study. The event ended with a panel addressing questions on access to health care and ways to effectively reduce communication barriers to health care for transgender patients.

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