Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation features UNE interprofessional clinical work on website
The University of New England’s (UNE) interprofessional clinical work, supported by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, was chosen to be featured on the foundation’s newsletter and website, highlighting successes and lessons learned from expanding clinical interprofessional offerings.
The foundation highlighted UNE's robust history of on-campus interprofessional education with th university's 15 health professional degree programs. That team-based health education has expanded to clinical sites, mostly those in rural underserved areas of Maine. This includes 15 primary care settings that give osteopathic medical students the opportunity to work alongside UNE students from other professions.
The foundation also shared lessons learned from the program, such as the importance of working collaboratively with clinical sites to determine how interprofessional teams of students can meet their needs and not overburden the site, and how to seek creative solutions to logistical challenges.
Dora Anne Mills, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, Jane Carreiro, D.O., and Shelley Cohen Konrad, Ph.D., LCSW, FNAP are the principal investigators for the grant.
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