Interprofessional Education

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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Creating a common understanding of teamwork in health careBy Alex Branch   UNT Health Science Center is taking a leading role in preparing future Texas medical professionals to practice teamwork for patients no matter what state academic medical institution they attend. UNTHSC is one of four founding institutional members of the Texas Interprofessional Education Task Force created in 2015 at the encouragement of Read More »

Apr 26, 2017

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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Helping health care professionals work smarter in teamsBy Betsy Friauf The international audience was so eager to learn about innovations at UNT Health Science Center, they raised their hands before the speakers clicked past their first slide. The topic was teaching tomorrow’s health care providers to work in teams – interprofessional education, or IPE. David Farmer, PhD, Interprofessional Education Director at UNTHSC, Read More »

Nov 2, 2015

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

Symposium to help health care providers work as teamsThe UNT Health Science Center is a leader in helping health professionals work cooperatively to improve patient care. And for the second year in a row, UNTHSC is hosting the Interprofessional Practice Symposium. This year’s theme is “Putting Theory Into Practice.” The symposium will gather health care professionals to share how they work in teams Read More »

May 26, 2015

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Students from many fields learn older patients’ needsMore than 800 health professions students from North Texas universities learned to enhance older patients’ safety through better communication during two days of activities at the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth. Although the event had been planned for months, it was especially timely, said David Farmer, PhD, Director of Interprofessional Education at UNTHSC. Read More »

Oct 30, 2014

Preparing for outbreakBrad Cannell, PhD, MPH As the world anxiously follows news from first responders, health care workers and the CDC in the wake of the Ebola outbreak in Dallas, students at UNT Health Science Center are learning valuable lessons to help prepare for their own future service in the field. During a recent disaster preparedness tabletop Read More »

Oct 20, 2014

Gibson D. Lewis Library a model for 21st century learning environmentThink a library is a quiet place? Think again. At UNT Health Science Center’s Gibson D. Lewis Library, students gather around café-style booths, big screens, virtual dissection tables and semi-private nooks. They talk about projects, research online and practice their presentations. The Lewis Library is leading a revolution to better serve today’s health care professionals Read More »

Jan 23, 2014