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About Interprofessional Practice & Education

Interprofessional Education is “when students from two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health.”

Interprofessional Practice occurs “when multiple health workers from different professional backgrounds work together with patients, families, care givers, and communities to deliver the highest quality of care.” – The World Health Organization (WHO 2010 Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice)

In its centralized role, Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE) is in a unique position to integrate and coordinate interprofessional education and collaborative practice at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

The vision of IPE is that UT Southwestern will be a leading innovator for interprofessional collaborative practice and has a mission to improve health care by advancing interprofessional collaborative practice through innovation and education.

Centralized Interprofessional Practice and Education supports UT Southwestern to achieve its mission to prepare health professionals of the highest quality to meet the needs of the health care system in Texas through interdisciplinary education and promotion of comprehensive health care.

IPE Strategic Plan