Medical and Health Students Promoting IPE Using Innovative Approaches
Interprofessional education (IPE) is an essential pedagogical tool to advance with health professionals’ education towards providing patient care in a collaborative environment. With multiple evidence showcasing its necessity for health students, still, not many students learn about it in their university curriculum. The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) organized with other international health student organizations an international campaign to educate students about IPE, and assist them to act on IPE promotion locally. IFMSA also coordinated with the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF) to host the first global IPE competition for health students with the participation of 300 students from 66 countries. IFMSA is also conducting a survey on IPE education in universities worldwide, and the results will be used by students to advocate for IPE inclusion in the curriculum in the future.
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