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Interprofessional education (IPE) is a collaborative approach to develop healthcare students as future interprofessional team members. Today's patients have complex health needs and typically require more than one discipline to address issues regarding their health status.

Adopting an educational culture that provides pre-professional learning opportunities that integrate disciplines and teach the teamwork approach to patient/client care is at the forefront of the College of Health and Human Services' mission. As a result, the Office for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice was created. It is the responsibility of this office to work collaboratively with faculty, staff and administrators to promote curriculum and clinical innovations in IPE and collaborative practice, as well as to create a culture in which students value collaborative, interprofessional practice as the standard of excellence in achieving optimum health outcomes.

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