Interprofessional Education Certificate

Student interviewing patient

The Interprofessional Education Certificate represents social work students’ level, quality and depth of learning interprofessional core competencies. This Certificate of Participation may be presented to your prospective employers to demonstrate your commitment and ability to function as a productive member on an interprofessional team in any clinical or community-based environment.

Students engaged in all approved, related activities document their time spent on a monthly time sheet.

Current students, complete your timesheet here.

Related Activities

Aging in Place

In partnership with the Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland, teams of dental, medical, nursing and social work students work in teams to provide preventive, at-home care for senior citizens. This unique experience offers three-student interprofessional teams the ability to conduct ongoing visits with an older adult in their homes. The program also provides seminars geared to the art of successful communication and geriatric topics, vital for professionals in any field caring for older adults.

HRSA Grant

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Behavioral Health Workforce

Education and Training Program is a collaboration between MetroHealth and Case Western Reserve University. This two-semester training program provides graduate nursing, social work and doctoral psychology students with enhanced practice and training experiences in the area of integrated behavioral health.

Hot Spotting

Interprofessional teams of students in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, social work, public health, psychology, physician assistant, epidemiology, biomedical science, occupational therapy, health administration, medical dietetics, community health and business work collaboratively to gain insight into the root causes that lead some patients to have repeat emergency room visits and hospital admissions and analyze how this additional utilization might have been avoided. Hot Spotters will work with super-utilizers in the community to understand their unique circumstances and help connect them with community resources that could lead to better health outcomes. Through participation in the six-month learning collaborative, you will receive in-depth training on motivational interviewing, social determinants of health, team-building, communication, advocacy and more to help you improve our care delivery systems both now and in the future.


I-LEAP is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn and practice collaborative team skills while adding value to patient care. Building upon the foundational ILEAD curriculum, interprofessional teams of students are placed in clinical sites at Cleveland Clinic, Care Alliance and Neighborhood Family Practice for a semester. The student teams consist of five students—a first-year student from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, the School of Dental Medicine, the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, the School of Medicine and the physician assistant program—and provide clinical services to patients to improve health and well-being outcomes. Activities include patient interviews, assessments, health literacy, education, referral services and advocacy.

Interprofessional Education Foundational Course

This foundational course is a required course for all incoming on-campus social work students. This course provides students from medicine, dental medicine, nursing, social work, public health, nutrition and physician assistants the opportunity to engage in a dynamic and interactive team learning environment to better understand the goals, purpose, and benefits of interprofessional collaboration. This course is presented as a series of online modules containing didactic content and team-based workshops and simulations that provide students the opportunity to meet and work together in small interprofessional groups.

The Student Run Health Clinic of CWRU

This program provides a unique environment for interprofessional collaboration among healthcare students. Housed within the Circle Health Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland, the clinic is a bi-monthly acute care walk-in clinic staffed and operated by CWRU graduate medical, nursing and social work students, along with volunteer licensed health practitioners. Students learn together in interprofessional teams, providing counseling and acute medical care to the underserved.