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Objective: The Interprofessional Student Advisory Team (IPSAT) at the University of New England (UNE) organized its 2nd interprofessional student case competition, modeled after the CLARION competition from the University of Minnesota. Completion of an online certificate in patient safety and quality improvement from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School was added as a pre-requisite to participation in the 2014 competition. Completion of this program was predicted to improve student preparedness and confidence and facilitate interprofessional teamwork during their case preparation.

Conclusions: Survey results indicate an increase in student confidence and preparedness for interprofessional teamwork during the 2014 UNE IPSAT case competition. Survey research was limited by a small number of completed surveys, a delay in IRB approval and unfamiliarity with the IRB suggested survey software. IPSAT student leaders at UNE will continue to require completion of the IHI Open School Basic Certificate as a prerequisite for enrollment in future IPSAT case competitions.

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IPSAT, IHI, Open School, leadership, patient care


Higher Education | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


Poster presented 8/7/14 at the International Social Pharmacy Workshop, held August 5-8, 2014, at Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

Authors Pagnucco and Ochs are faculty members at the University of New England.

Self-Study In Patient Safety And Quality Improvement To Enhance Student Experience In Interprofessional Case Competition

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