Interprofessional Education at PCSP
Over 200 P2 PharmD, DO, and BSN students met in Spartanburg, SC for the Interprofessional Education (IPE) Kick-Off event to learn and work together. It was a great start to the formal and fully fleshed-out IPE program that has been developed by Presbyterian College, the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Carolinas Campus, and the USC Upstate Mary Black School of Nursing over the course of the past several years. This program will allow students from each professional program to learn and work together to care for simulated patients in a meaningful way so that, when the times comes for them to care for real patients, they will already feel comfortable working and interacting as a part of an interdisciplinary team which will improve healthcare for us all. The program will continue over the next few semesters for these students.
Students will complete two assignments during the course of the IPE program:
1. Working in assigned interprofessional groups, students will record a group discussion to address their assigned ethical case. The group discussion can be held virtually and recorded for faculty to review and grade.
2. During Fall 2018, the students will work in the same groups to complete a virtual progressive case for a simulated patient with either a PE; MI; or acute, decompensated HF.