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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)
Case District VII silver award for the university’s “RxBound” magazine, from the College of Pharmacy.
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Professor Vishwanath Venketaraman, PhD, served as editor for a recently-published textbook on tuberculosis, published multiple papers and received funding for his research.
Several of his publications feature the same collaborators, including master’s students with aspirations to enter WesternU doctorate programs. Venketaraman mentors and encourages students to co-author publications to help them with their career goals.
“These publications make their CV very competitive,” Venketaraman said. “Master’s students see benefits short term and long term — getting into the doctoral degree program of their choice and then for residency. Having publications helps medical students when they are applying for competitive residency programs.”
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