Interprofessional Education

The College of Pharmacy requires Doctor of Pharmacy students to participate in interprofessional education (IPE) and experiences with UofSC students enrolled in the following colleges: Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, and Public Health to include at least 11 different health professions. This occurs through coursework, professional organizations, pharmacy practice experiences, and other activities.

Mission of UofSC Interprofessional Education for the Health Sciences

The mission of UofSC Interprofessional Education for the Health Sciences is to be leaders in preparing health professionals skilled in effective interprofessional practice through synergistic educational and experiential activities that enhance the interprofessional learning of students in the health sciences at the University of South Carolina to improve the health and quality of care for the diverse populations we serve.

Interprofessional Education Goals

The goals of the UofSC Interprofessional Education for the Health Sciences are to:

Graduate excellent interdisciplinary health practitioners: the UofSC Interprofessional Education committee aims to graduate health professionals capable and competent to enter any health care system and communicate and work with other health professionals to improve the outcomes for patients and/or patient populations.

  • Increase health sciences program enrollment
  • Become a model of interprofessional innovation in education
  • Obtain external funding for interprofessional education and research
  • Provide meaningful community engagement and service opportunities