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Interprofessional Education

Interprofessional education has been part of the educational experience at the School of OsteopathicMedicine since 2009. Since then, Interprofessional Grand Rounds have been held twice a year as an opportunity for healthcare professionals to work together and to present their contributions as part of collaborative care. Recent grand rounds have explored interprofessional approaches to a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, to the care of a child with autism and to patient safety.

Programs and Participation

Interprofessional education experiences occur throughout all four years of medical education. During the first two years of medical education, students are exposed to academic experiences that include integration of basic science and clinical faculty team teaching. The clinical clerkships during the third and fourth years include shared clinical experiences with pharmacy, nurse practitioner, physician assistant and social work students. 

In addition, our research centers - CARES, NJISA and the NMI - incorporate interprofessional medical care that includes social work, psychiatry, psychology, physical therapy, osteopathic manipulative medicine and primary care.

Task Force Members

Jacqueline M. Kaari, D.O., Chair
RowanSOM

Janice Skica
Library and Information Sciences

George Scott, D.O.
RowanSOM

Elyse Perweiler, R.N.
NJ Institute for Successful Aging