EC Nursing and Healthcare

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 6 - 2023

Pilot Interprofessional Education Program for First Year Health Science Students’ Meetings with Health Mentors

Yvonne Jackson1 and Debra Lindstrom2*

1Department of Physical Therapy, Western Michigan University, USA

2Department of Occupational Therapy, Western Michigan University, USA

*Corresponding Author: Debra Lindstrom, Department of Occupational Therapy, Western Michigan University, USA.
Received: April 18, 2023;Published: June 23, 2023

Understanding the roles and responsibilities of each member on a team is critical to successful collaboration particularly in a healthcare setting. While research on interdisciplinary education continues to advance, it is necessary to first ensure student proficiency in the more basic core competencies identified by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative Core [1]. Literature suggests that students lack understanding and appreciation for each discipline’s roles/responsibilities [2]. The purpose of this paper is to reflect on a pre-post survey study involving groups of 5 - 7 students from three disciplines who participated in a health mentorship program. The results of the study showed an increase in knowledge of interdisciplinary roles by participating in the health mentorship program and revealed the students’ highly valued interactions with health mentors and students from other disciplines.

Keywords: Interprofessional Education Program; Health Science; Health Mentors

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Yvonne Jackson and Debra Lindstrom. “Pilot Interprofessional Education Program for First Year Health Science Students’ Meetings with Health Mentors”. EC Nursing and Healthcare  5.6 (2023): 01-06.