Attitudes Towards Incorporation of Interprofessional Education into Student-Run Free Clinics
Interprofessional education is essential to providing patient care, yet medical education programs are often structured such that each discipline is trained independently. To address this need, medical education programs are working to incorporate interprofessional education (IPE) into the classroom and clinical settings. Student-run free clinics (SRFCs) are a great opportunity to train students to work in interprofessional teams to manage patient care. At the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School, authors conducted a survey of local health professional students to assess their interest in IPE, attitudes towards previous IPE experiences in the SRFCs, and potential barriers to their participation.