IPE at PCOM Georgia

PCOM Georgia is dedicated to preparing our students to work as a cohesive healthcare team through interprofessional education (IPE).

Vision

PCOM Georgia will become a national leader in developing collaborative caring pharmacists, physician assistants, physical therapists and physicians who engage in interprofessional collaborative practice focused on patient safety and healthcare quality improvement.

Mission

Develop and implement curricula to ensure all DO, PA, PharmD and PT students have opportunities to engage in interprofessional experiences in classroom and patient care settings. To encourage the development of critical thought, clinical reasoning, and collaboration among pharmacy, PA, PT and DO students in a holistic, patient-centric environment.

 

Office of Interprofessional Education

Administrator


Thomas Wagner, MHA, FACHE

Faculty Leads

 

IPE Courses

INDP 100

In this course, students from various health care professional programs work together to discuss and investigate approaches to solving health care-related issues as an interprofessional, collaborative team. The course consists of six, two-hour sessions spread over a single academic year. Students meet in the lecture hall, as well as in small groups with a faculty facilitator to discuss issues including medical ethics, team-work and leadership in health care delivery, cultural/religious competency, medical errors and prescription and non-prescription drug abuse and opioid addiction.

INDP 200

In this year-long course, second-year osteopathic medical students and pharmacy students work together in patient simulations and general session on special patient populations to discuss and deliver appropriate healthcare. Students meet in small groups to solve health care–related clinical problems. The course utilizes discussion and simulations of clinical situations involving an interprofessional and team approach to clinical problem solving. With assistance from faculty and staff facilitators, students will work in small groups, to resolve simulated clinical problems and cases. These simulations and special patient population cases will give students the opportunity to put into practice skills they learned in INDP - 100 and their respective programs. These skills include: clinical knowledge, communication skills, teamwork, ethical decision making, and cultural and religious competency.

INDP 300

In this course, third-year osteopathic medical students and pharmacy students work together in general session on patient case to discuss and deliver appropriate healthcare. Students meet in small groups to solve health care-related clinical problems. The course utilizes discussion of clinical situations involving an interprofessional and team approach to clinical problem solving. With assistance from faculty and staff facilitators, students will work in small groups, to resolve clinical problems and cases. These cases will give students the opportunity to put into practice skills they learned in INDP 100G and 200G, and their respective programs. These skills include: clinical knowledge, communication skills, teamwork, ethical decision making, and cultural and religious competency.

About IPE at PCOM Georgia

In this podcast about IPE about PCOM Georgia, Sara (Mandy) Reece, PharmD, CDE, BC-ADM, BCACP, FAADE, discusses the evolution of IPE at PCOM Georgia, the key ingredients for the success of the year-long course for DO, PA, PharmD and PT students, and how IPE fits into the healthcare ecosystem in terms of value-based health care and population health.