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Students tackle geriatrics cases using the principles of Interprofessional Education
Students tackle geriatrics cases using IPE principles

Not everyone has access to a Geriatrician—a specialist who treats only older adults. CGWEP staff believes that everyone should have this access. As a result, we have developed Interprofessional Core Competency training to provide practitioners in rural and underserved areas with knowledge about caring for older adults’ unique needs.

Students and practicing professionals in Medicine, Social Work, Nursing and Pharmacy benefit from enhanced training in coordinated interprofessional patient care, diagnosing cognitive disorders, responding to end of life issues following Palliative Care principles, assessing the functional needs of older adults and responding to Sensory Limitations.

These competencies have been endorsed by the following:

Training for pre-professional students

Students in each of the UNC Health Professions Schools will have training opportunities to participate in IPE case consultation in teams of up to 10 disciplines. 

IPE Efforts

UNC has established an Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice to coordinate IPE efforts across campus.

Office of Rural Initiatives

The UNC Office of Rural Initiatives sponsors a Rural Inter-Professional Health Initiative