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Collaboration and teamwork among health professionals are important aspects to the delivery of high-quality patient care. A landmark report by the Institute of Medicine suggests health care workforce preparation should include interprofessional education (IPE)
The newest generation of health professions students will learn to rely on one another across disciplines to provide the best possible care for their patients, WesternU’s incoming class was told by one of Southern California’s leading physicians.
Pedram Salimpour, MD, president of the Los Angeles County Medical Association, underlined the importance of interprofessional education — and of failure — during his keynote address at WesternU’s Convocation ceremony Saturday, Aug. 8 at Fairplex for more than 1,000 new students.
Salimpour — an associate professor at two universities — has owned, owns, or has co-founded several health-care related companies, and has written major grant awards from the National Institutes of Health. He told WesternU’s first-year students that they are about to experience a unique brand of health sciences education…