Interprofessional Education and Practice

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Innovative IPE training draws faculty to UNTHSCBy Alex Branch Preparing health professions students to work in high-performing teams is key to UNT Health Science Center’s vision of producing the health care providers of the future. But to succeed, those students’ teachers need equally extraordinary team skills. That’s why faculty members from UNTHSC, Texas Christian University and University of Texas at Arlington Read More »

May 9, 2019

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National honor for interprofessional medical education in TexasBy Alex Branch   A consortium of health professions institutions that was cofounded by UNT Health Science Center has received national recognition for advancing interprofessional medical education in Texas. The Texas Inteprofessional Education Consortium was awarded honorable mention in July at the 2018 George E. Thibault, MD, Nexus Awards in Minneapolis. The awards are given Read More »

Aug 23, 2018

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IPE event studies lessons of GothamBy Sally Crocker Incoming School of Public Health graduate students learned how one of the country’s most important and controversial public health campaigns produced ground-breaking results in New York City. The Interprofessional Education and Practice (IPE) exercise studied lessons from Saving Gotham: A Billionaire Mayor, Activist Doctors, and the Fight for Eight Million Lives, the bestselling Read More »

Oct 12, 2017

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Emphasizing emotional intelligence in medical educationBy Alex Branch   An interprofessional team at UNT Health Science Center has developed an innovative curriculum that emphasizes development of students’ emotional intelligence, a model that has drawn interest from organizations devoted to medical education. Emotional intelligence and empathy are critical abilities for health care providers but research shows that those skills may decline Read More »

Oct 4, 2017

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New students consider public health myths, perceptionsBy Sally Crocker   Incoming School of Public Health graduate students were confronted recently by their perceptions of different public health concentrations and the overall field. Prior to attending the interprofessional education event, the 47 new students were asked to complete a survey of their own backgrounds, academic concentrations, how they would rank statements about Read More »

Oct 17, 2016

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Taking team-based care to kidsBy Alex Branch The value of team-based health care is clear to Steven Sanchez inside the auditorium at Morningside Elementary School in Fort Worth. That’s where the 2nd-year UNT Health Science Center medical student provides free comprehensive health checks to children twice a month while teamed with student nurses, speech pathologists and oral hygienists from Read More »

Oct 27, 2015

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Leading the way in interprofessional educationInterprofessional Practice Event Collaborative Solutions to Improve Patient Outcomes June 13, 2014 8 a.m. to noon at UNT Health Science Center Local, state and national leaders in interprofessional health care education and delivery will share their knowledge. CME credit available. Register now The health care model of tomorrow is a team. Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician Read More »

Jun 11, 2014

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UNTHSC provides help to seniors in facing the fear of fallingOne day last summer, 74-year-old retiree Darold Klamt, surveying his handiwork in his well-kept yard, walked backward a few steps so he could take in the whole scene. “The next thing I knew, I was face-down in the grass,” said the Benbrook, Texas, grandfather of three. “I tripped over the garden hose, hit my face Read More »

Mar 24, 2014