Event Title

Student Leadership within Interprofessional Education

Start Date

19-5-2012 10:15 AM

End Date

19-5-2012 10:30 AM

Description

The movement of health care toward patient-centered, collaborative care requires strong leadership from those with a passion and understanding of interprofessional teamwork. The Jefferson Health Mentors Program (HMP) provides many opportunities forJeffersonMedicalCollegeand Jefferson School of Health Professions students to develop skills that will enable them to become successful leaders within the health care arena.

Students in the HMP are encouraged at multiple levels to foster effective teamwork and leadership skills. Students are expected to share discipline specific knowledge with peers while learning to facilitate interprofessional discussion, coordinate group effort, and develop communication skills. Leadership can be advanced by serving as team liaison and/or course liaison. Team liaisons coordinate meetings with group members and communicate with the health mentor. Course liaisons review HMP curriculum and collaborate with faculty to discuss curricular improvements. They help guide classmates through modules by problem-solving, clarifying course expectations and providing peer feedback to the HMP faculty. When encountering resistance to the HMP, liaisons use persuasive and motivational skills to refocus peers to the importance of interprofessional teamwork.

The HMP fosters a safe environment where students assume novel roles and build confidence and comfort in leadership positions. Students can observe different leadership approaches and note strategies that facilitate effective teamwork and those that do not. Upon graduation,ThomasJeffersonUniversitystudents will incorporate positive leadership skills they experienced in the HMP and avoid divisive group behaviors.

Using our experiences as student course liaisons we will focus on specific elements of the HMP that facilitate the development of future leaders in collaborative care.

Learning Objectives: After observing the poster learners will be able to:

1. Identify roles for students within IPE programs which develop leadership skills.

2. Understand the value of student leadership within IPE programs.

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Student Leadership within Interprofessional Education

The movement of health care toward patient-centered, collaborative care requires strong leadership from those with a passion and understanding of interprofessional teamwork. The Jefferson Health Mentors Program (HMP) provides many opportunities forJeffersonMedicalCollegeand Jefferson School of Health Professions students to develop skills that will enable them to become successful leaders within the health care arena.

Students in the HMP are encouraged at multiple levels to foster effective teamwork and leadership skills. Students are expected to share discipline specific knowledge with peers while learning to facilitate interprofessional discussion, coordinate group effort, and develop communication skills. Leadership can be advanced by serving as team liaison and/or course liaison. Team liaisons coordinate meetings with group members and communicate with the health mentor. Course liaisons review HMP curriculum and collaborate with faculty to discuss curricular improvements. They help guide classmates through modules by problem-solving, clarifying course expectations and providing peer feedback to the HMP faculty. When encountering resistance to the HMP, liaisons use persuasive and motivational skills to refocus peers to the importance of interprofessional teamwork.

The HMP fosters a safe environment where students assume novel roles and build confidence and comfort in leadership positions. Students can observe different leadership approaches and note strategies that facilitate effective teamwork and those that do not. Upon graduation,ThomasJeffersonUniversitystudents will incorporate positive leadership skills they experienced in the HMP and avoid divisive group behaviors.

Using our experiences as student course liaisons we will focus on specific elements of the HMP that facilitate the development of future leaders in collaborative care.

Learning Objectives: After observing the poster learners will be able to:

1. Identify roles for students within IPE programs which develop leadership skills.

2. Understand the value of student leadership within IPE programs.