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


As part of the two-year curriculum for my Master's degree in Occupational Therapy, I engaged in the Health Mentors Program. Additionally, I had the honor of volunteering with No One Dies Alone through the student IPE interest group throughout my last year. My main involvement with JCIPE was through Student Hotspotting, beginning July, 2016 (offered through Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers Primary Care Progress, and Association of American Medical Colleges). I had the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary team of eight students and four faculty members to identify "super-utilizing" patients with complex psychosocial and healthcare needs. As a team, we listened to the stories of four Philadelphians who have recurring medical visits due to disease and disability. Through much collaboration with health insurance providers, community partners, and Jefferson clinicians, we sought to understand and eliminate barriers to quality care to improve outcomes following our patients' interactions with a continuum of providers, from emergency to primary medicine. This experience allowed me to grow immensely in clinical reasoning skills, communication, and navigation of the health system.