Medical students collaborate with health profession counterparts at interprofessional town hall
Second-annual gathering helped students learn how to better work together in collaborative practice that can improve patient outcomes and population health
“Community… Insight… Perseverance… Integration… Hope.”
Words like these were called out “popcorn style” as takeaways from a gathering of about 80 U-M health science students at the second annual interprofessional student town hall. It was held October 20, 2016, on the eighth-floor interdisciplinary commons of Munger Graduate Residences.
The takeaways resulted from group discussions led by two student facilitators from Trotter Multicultural Center — exercises that challenged students to break through stereotypes of their various professions and envision culture change. The ultimate goal is for students across the health professional programs to learn how to better work together in collaborative practice that can improve patient outcomes and population health.
To read more about the second annual interprofessional student town hall, and to view photos from the event click the below link.