Interprofessional Education Events

Fall 2016 IPE Event

Monday, October 24, 5 - 8pm at Holmes Convocation

Approximately 250 undergraduate seniors and graduate students gathered for 3 hours to review a clinical case study involving a gentleman who suffers from an acute stroke as a result of his ongoing battle with Type II diabetes.  After an introductory presentation on diabetes and stroke by Appalachian nursing faculty Jean Bernard and Dana Brackney, students from athletic training, the physician assistant program, nursing, nutrition, social work, recreation management, exercise science, health promotion, health care management, and speech-language pathology gathered at round tables and worked their way through a the case from acute care through rehabilitation and back to education and prevention.  

Faculty from the Beaver College of Health Sciences and Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant program mentored students through the experience.  Two special guests from Watauga Medical Center, physical therapist Katherine Graham and nurse educator Deborah Shook, assisted by visiting with tables and summarizing key clinical concepts at the end of the evening. Students learn the critical need for interprofessional collaboration and get to participate in a process that provides them with a glimpse into the future of clinical care.

See photos from the Fall 2016 event.

Fall 2015 IPE Event

More than 200 undergraduate seniors and graduate students gathered for 3 hours to review a clinical case study. After an introductory presentation on traumatic brain injury, students from athletic training, the physician assistant program, nursing, nutrition, social work, and speech-language pathology gathered at round tables and worked their way through a mentored analysis of the case of a high school football player who suffered from a subdural hematoma resulting from multiple concussions. Students learn the critical need for interprofessional collaboration and get to participate in a process that provides them with a glimpse into the future of clinical care.