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WCU College of Osteopathic Medicine and School of Nursing Hold an Interprofessional Faculty Exchange

Hattiesburg, Miss., March 28, 2014 - The William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine and School of Nursing held “An Exploration of Interprofessional Education and Opportunities for Faculty Collaboration” in the Fail-Asbury Nursing Building on WCU’s Hattiesburg campus on March 21. Interprofessional education in the health sciences involves members of two or more professions learning with, from and about one another to improve collaboration and the delivery of high-quality care to patients.

The goal of the faculty exchange was to provide a forum for exploration of current trends in interprofessional education and to provide time for discussion among nursing and medical school faculty to consider the potential for interdisciplinary collaboration in teaching. Faculty exchanged information about educational offerings in the two WCU health science programs.  A preliminary list of instructional resources was also identified and shared among the attendees.
            

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Pictured are faculty members from William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine and School of Nursing discussing ideas during the session, “An Exploration of Interprofessional Education and Opportunities for Faculty Collaboration,” held on March 21. The goal of the faculty exchange was to provide a forum for exploration of current trends in interprofessional education and to provide time for discussion among nursing and medical school faculty to consider the potential for interdisciplinary collaboration in teaching.