The curriculum incorporates interprofessional education competencies and leadership as foundational elements which are threaded throughout all courses and experiences. A typical week will include team building exercises, simulation/ roleplaying, basic science and quantitative courses, wellness activities, academic strategies, leadership development and clinical experiences. Underlying these activities are Critical Analysis/Reasoning and Life Management Skills that will increase resilience, conﬁdence, and engagement in work. Teaching/Learning Modalities have incorporated e- learning, large group and small group interactive sessions, team-based learning (TBL), case-based discussions, tutorials, and labs. Scholars will learn about, from, and with each other in simulations and clinical experiences that enable effective collaborations and improve health outcomes. Courses include: Organic Biochemistry, Physics/ Calculus, integrated Anatomy and Physiology, Introduction to Biochemistry and Biostatistics. Health Equity, Social Justice and Health Policy Course is a key foundational interprofessional course that will inspire and mentor future social justice champions and leaders in modern clinical services and health equity research. Emerging Issues in Healthcare include presentations by the various health care professionals such as alumni, and transplant and palliative care teams that are models for interprofessional collaborative care.
Integrated Anatomy and Physiology
Introduction to Biochemistry
Introduction to Biostatistics
Critical Analysis/Reasoning and Life Management Skills are the foundations for all courses and in particular simulation activities. Scholars will understand the connection between thinking and reading, and develop a step-by-step approach to analytical and critical thinking. Scholars will receive learning skills training based on “Embracing New Goals to Adapt, Grow and Evolve (ENGAGE).” This training model emphasizes the importance of physical, emotional and social well-being to learning. Other program related activities include course reviews by teaching assistants, library skills, stress management, self-care and wellness, networking social activities and a ﬁnancial literacy and planning workshop.
OTHER KEY COMPONENTS:
Key activities include Career Development Sessions and Clinical Exposure with an emphasis on settings that are models of interprofessional care such as a nurse managed interprofessional collaborative practice at a federally qualiﬁed health center (FQHC. The IPCP model includes faculty from RSN, NJMS, School of Social Work, EMSOP and School of Health Related Professions’ Physician Assistant and Respiratory Therapy programs. In addition, EMSOP has created unique practice models in emerging areas of pharmacy practice such as transitions of care, ambulatory care, and integrated health homes.