"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." -- Confucius
Interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative practice helps students gain a practical understanding of how various disciplines can work together as a team to promote patient well being, whether the patient is an individual, a family or a community.(IPE Collaborative).
The Interprofessional Health Scholars (IHS) Program sponsored by AHEC provides students from various disciplines an opportunity to work together on topics impacting community health.
This year, two teams of health professions students from colleges and universities throughout the USF AHEC service area, will be chosen to work together to develop a worksite wellness project at Gulfcoast North AHEC in Land O'Lakes and Gulfcoast South AHEC in Sarasota. Both teams will spend 8 hours/day, 3 days per week working at these sites.
Health professions students from a number of primary care and related disciplines are eligible to participate in the 2015 IHS Program:
IHS takes place May 26 - July 16, 2015. Participants will attend a mandatory orientation on May 26 and additional required seminars throughout the 8 week experience (some which will take place at the AHEC Program on the Tampa campus of USF).
The objectives of the 2015 IHS Program are to provide student teams opportunities to:
Students selected to participate in IHS will receive $2,500 for successful performance (before taxes/required deductions). Students may also be eligible to receive elective course credit/field experience from their respective academic programs (pending approval of advisor and/or field placement coordinator). Travel stipends (beyond commuting to/from the AHEC office) are provided.
To apply, visit 2015 Interprofessional Health Scholars Online Application