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Authors

  1. Lough, Mary Ann PhD, RN
  2. Schmidt, Karin ACSW
  3. Swain, Geoffrey R. MD
  4. Naughton, Thomas M. MD, MPH
  5. Leshan, Loren A. MD
  6. Blackburn, James A. PhD
  7. Mancuso, Peggy J. PhD, RN

Abstract

Health professions students have little or no opportunity to practice together during their formative stages of development. Therefore, can we realistically expect them to practice together as professionals? This is an important area for educators to address, given the current emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration. The authors describe an interdisciplinary education program model for nursing, medicine, and social work students in a family practice center.