Collaborative Healthcare: Interprofessional Practice, Education and Evaluation (JCIPE)


I became involved with JCIPE in 2016 as a faculty advisor to the one Jefferson Student lnterprofessional Complex Care Collaborative program (J-SICCC, formerly Student Hotspotting) team participating from Thomas Jefferson University. I found the students (medicine, nursing, OT, pharmacy, and two combined MD/PhDs) very engaged and enthusiastic. They took initiative and worked hard to establish connections with their patients. At some point during the year, they began meeting regularly at Scott Library at the end of the day. I joined them when I could, and provided them with direction as they tried to help their patients. It was rewarding to see their interest in the work and their willingness to try interventions I suggested to them to help their patients meet their goals.