Published May 9, 2017
Twelve student volunteers from Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana University School of Nursing, Chamberlin College of Nursing, Purdue College of Pharmacy, and Butler College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences recently completed MATEC Indiana’s first Interprofessional Collaborative Practice in HIV Prevention and Care program. The pilot program started late February 2017 and lasted four weeks.
The project, facilitated by faculty and partners from the Indiana University Center for Interprofessional Health Education and Practice, MATEC Indiana, and the schools listed above, was designed to introduce the key principles of interprofessional collaboration and provide a foundational knowledge of HIV/AIDS. To successfully complete the program, students participated in individual and group assignments, online modules, two in-person day-long seminars, and a clinical observation experience at the Eskenazi Infection Disease Clinic to see a real work example of an interprofessional team model. For the final assignment, the students worked in interprofessional teams to develop a care plan for an HIV-infected patienct, which they presented for program faculty at the second face-to-face seminar.
Congratulations to our inaugural class for all their hard work:
The A Team:
- Jessica Ledyard, Indiana University School of Medicine
- McKenna Baker, Purdue College of Pharmacy
- Joshua Johnson, Butler College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
- Lisa McRee, Indiana University School of Nursing
- Aava Khatiwada, Indiana University School of Medicine
- Izzy Ruiz, Butler College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
- Hayley Thomason, Indiana University School of Nursing
- Vanessa Schneider, Chamberlin College of Nursing
MAKE Care Better Team:
- Melissa Knisley, Indiana University School of Nursing
- Alicia King, Chamberlin School of Nursing
- Kelly Murphy, Butler College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
- Emily Messmer, Purdue College of Pharmacy
With their thoughtful feedback and ideas, we hope to improve this program for future students!