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Authors

  1. Bentley, Regina EdD, RN
  2. Engelhardt, Joan A. MSEd, RN
  3. Watzak, Bree PharmD, BCPS

Abstract

Interprofessional collaborative practice is the key to safe, high-quality, accessible, patient-centered care. Achieving this requires the development of interprofessional competencies by health professions students as part of the learning process so that they enter the workforce ready to practice effective team-based care. The authors describe how the immersion process of an international short-term medical mission experience can intensify interprofessional learning by addressing selected Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC), 2011, Core Interprofessional Education Competencies.