Case Western Reserve’s Health Education Campus exemplifies our efforts to bring students together to better the future of health care.
Interprofessional education is a crucial aspect of preparing future health care leaders. By encouraging team-based education among students from disciplines across the university, we prepare them to work better together in the future. Learn more about Interprofessional Education efforts at Case Western Reserve University.
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing has long been committed to the concept of interprofessional education. Some of our efforts include:
Student-Run Health Clinic
The Student-Run Health Clinic brings together students from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, School of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, and the School of Dental Medicine, to serve, to learn and to collaborate. These students operate an acute-care medical clinic for underserved populations in Cleveland.
Collaborative Practice I
Collaborative Practice I is an interprofessional experience coordinated by the Office of Interprofessional and Interdisciplinary Education and Research in collaboration with the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and other schools and programs across the university. Over 500 CWRU healthcare and social work professional students participate each year. Senior BSN students and first year MN students work on interprofessional student teams to learn about teamwork and interprofessional service learning topics in addition to completing a project focused on health and wellbeing in partnership with a community organization.
Clinical Collaborative Practice
In Clinical Collaborative Practice advanced health and social work professional students from multiple professions work on interprofessional, clinically-based projects and learn clinically based teamwork skills while completing the requirements of their concurrent elective, rotation, practicum or other clinical experiences. This experience is also coordinated by the Office of Interprofessional and Interdisciplinary Education and Research in partnership with the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and other schools and programs across the university.