Interprofessional Education

Students’ IPE experiences include both required and elective components and take place as part of didactic coursework, experiential learning, immersive quality improvement research, and co-curricular opportunities. Examples of available co-curricular opportunities include offerings made available through the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School and the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium Institute for Primary Care. Students may also choose to participate in the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium Scholars Program.

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