Essay on The Report Advocated For Health Science Students

1087 Words Sep 23rd, 2016 5 Pages
The report advocated for health science students to receive interdisciplinary education. The chairperson, Edmund Pellegrino, stated “an educational experience can be interdisciplinary at the level of students, at the level of faculty, or at both”(Baldwin, p.26, 2007). Pellegrino considered the following combinations as interdisciplinary: 1) Students from more than one health profession taught by faculty from one health profession 2) students in one health profession taught by faculty from more than one profession and 3) students from more than one health profession taught by faculty from more than one profession (Baldin, 2007). More universities began introducing interdisciplinary clinical experiences for their medical, nursing and social work students.
In 1975, about 5,000 students had participated in interdisciplinary projects that provided students with experiences in primary care settings(Baldwin, 2007). The American Medical Student Association (AMSA), provided interdisciplinary experiences for medical and other professional students and continues to do so to this day (Baldwin, 2007). The ultimate goal of interprofessional education is to prepare all health professions students to work together with the common goal of building a safer and better patient-centered health care system that is also community and population oriented (Nancarrow et al, 2013).
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