Seven CBCS students and Faculty Facilitator Betsy Davis, MDEd participated in the 5th Annual Interprofessional Education (IPE) Day at the USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation last month.
After a morning session in which expert speakers discussed how technology is used across healthcare, USF Health and CBCS students were given a scenario in which they had to find a technological solution for a simulated patient who lived with comorbidities including hypertension, diabetes, and glaucoma. The solution had to be user-friendly and provide short-term and long-term interdisciplinary care solutions.
From the School of Social Work, graduate students Demario Green, Tracy Slayton, Crystal Joerg, and Christie Rainbeau participated in developing a solution to the proposed scenario. Crystal Joerg was a member of the second place team.
Roman Fox, a second-year student in the RMHC program, and Aaron Collier, a student in the CRMHC program, also participated. Chloe Strickland represented the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
"It was an incredible experience to work with a variety of prospective disciplines on case conceptualization and trouble shooting," said Roman Fox. "The prompt to create a solution to integrate not only medicine but also mental health into clients healthcare experience was invaluable."
This year's event was titled, "The Future of Healthcare: The Transformative Role of Emerging Technology in interprofessional Practice." It focused on exploring the use of technology in healthcare, exploring ways to transform the way health care is practiced as interprofessional partners, and leveraging collective expertise and strengths to improve patient outcomes and quality of care.
"As someone participating in an integrated behavioral health training program, I am so thankful to have participated in this integrated day of training," said Aaron Collier. "I met current and future members of many fields and professions, some of which I was not even familiar with. The practical experience of developing an idea as a well-rounded team was novel and exciting."