Calling all clinical and community teams to teach in an interprofessional class

The Office of Interprofessional and Interdisciplinary Education and Research is recruiting clinical and community-based teams to speak to health profession and social work students about the importance of effective teamwork in providing high-quality care and service.

We are recruiting teams from a variety of clinical and community settings, such as the operating room, emergency department, palliative care service, rehabilitation services, intellectual and developmental disabilities clinics, cancer services, the intensive care unit, geriatric services, LGBTQ+ clinics, complex care service, medical/surgical wards, behavioral health services in the community, nonprofit organizations, community development corporations, governmental entities and more.

Each team can send at least one representative—any members of the team who can attend the class are welcome. A team does not need to send a representative to all four sessions of the class. 

The in-person sessions will take place on Wednesdays from Oct. 12 to Nov. 2 from 3:15 to 5 p.m. in the Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic.

Parking will be covered for individuals who are not affiliated with the university.

Prior to the session, a list of questions and topics will be provided to help guide the team’s discussion with the students. We anticipate each team will talk to a group of about 25 to 30 students for 30 minutes (including time for student questions), and then discuss teamwork with a second group of students for another 30 minutes. The sessions will be informal discussions, and no presentation is required.

If you have questions or are interested in participating, please contact Fangfei Chen, program manager for Collaborative Practice I, at