Interprofessional Curriculum and Learning Opportunities
The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine curriculum supports student achievement of the competencies necessary for collaborative practice that improves health outcomes while reducing costs and increasing patient satisfaction.
In addition to required curriculum, UNE COM partners with three University entities that offer additional interprofessional learning opportunities:
- The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) offers on-campus events, student mini-grants, and a plethora of learning opportunities such as the Interprofessional Team Immersion (IPTI). IPEC also supports the Interprofessional Education Honors Distinction.
- The Center for Excellence in Health Innovation focuses on interprofessional education in clinical settings. The center sponsors the Care for the Underserved Pathways AHEC Scholars Program and a wide array of innovative learning activities such as the Interprofessional Rural Health Immersion and research opportunities.
- Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based process that combats the rise in drug overdose deaths. All College of Osteopathic Medicine students participate in basic SBIRT seminars. Those interested in learning more can become SBIRT Student Leaders, enhancing their skills in a team approach with patients with substance use disorders through additional interactive training.