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Program promotes interprofessional healthcare team

Residency Program Insider, March 2, 2018

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Hoping to stop the “I’m the physician, you’re not” mentality, the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (U. of C.) recently launched an interprofessional practice program with nurses and medical students. The program, Understanding Nursing: Interprofessional Team-Based Experience, seeks to break down the silos that often exist in medical education between different healthcare professions. Medical students chose which nursing unit they wanted to work with, and then joined in four-hour long nursing shifts with a nurse partner. The medical students participated in activities such as nursing huddles, medicine reconciliation, and nurse hand-off or intake. 

The first year of the program was a success for both nurses and medical students. Nurses said they felt more engaged in care and the medical students said in a survey that they thought the program was beneficial. 

Source: AMA Wire



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