A participatory approach to interprofessional education research: Students researching with their peers

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Submitted by Scott Reeves on May 19, 2014 - 10:58am CDT

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Journal Article

The Office of Interprofessional Education at the University of Toronto has sought students to conduct IPE research by offering summer studentships. This paper reports on one of these student research projects, which aimed to examine medical students' perceptions and experiences of IPE.

The aim of this project was to evaluate students' general perceptions of IPE at the university, but most students' exposure to IPE was limited to one event that occurred early in first year. This session occurs annually, and is mandatory for first year health professional students across 10 disciplines. The session takes place in a large auditorium, with nearly 1200 students. It is designed to introduce the notion of collaborative, patient-centered practice early in students' academic careers. Various speakers are involved, as well as skits depicting positive and negative interprofessional interactions.

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Daniel Rosenfield
Ivy Oandasan
Scott Reeves