MED661 IP.01 (Reno)
Interprofessional Education

Office of Medical Education

  • Course Name: Interprofessional Education
  • Short Name: IP Ed
  • Course Number: MED661 IP.01
  • Location: Reno
  • Type: Non-Clinical

Please contact the department to verify elective availability.

Description of Rotation

  • Location: Reno
  • Course Director: Jill Packman, Ph.D.
  • Department Contact: Kristen Alexander
  • Type: Non-Clinical
  • Length: Longitudinal, 1-2 credits. Specify semester in which you will be completing the work.


  • Improving communication with patients, families, communities, and professionals in health and other fields in a responsive and responsible manner that supports a team approach to the promotion and maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease;
  • Apply relationship-building values and the principles of team dynamics to perform effectively in different team roles to plan, deliver, and evaluate patient/population-centered care and population health programs and policies that are safe, timely, efficient, effective, and equitable;
  • Work with individuals of other professions to maintain a climate of mutual respect and shared values;
  • Use the knowledge of one's own role and those of other professions to appropriately assess and address the health care needs of patients and to promote and advance the health of populations;
  • Articulate the importance of health care integration into primary care and how to manage care of complex patients with mental health diagnoses; and,
  • How to create, evaluate, and organize events that provide learning opportunities for others to develop these skills.

Description of RotationThis elective will offer students the opportunity to participate in a variety of IPE experiences as participant, facilitator, organizer, and evaluator. Students will return to campus to contribute to the learning and development of MS1, MS2, and MS3 students as well as students in the PA, nursing, SLP, Counseling, Social Work, MHP, and other allied programs. References/MaterialsPlease contact Mary Shultz, Director of Savitt Medical Library, with any difficulties regarding availability of books, journals, or online materials, needed for your course. All referenced journals are available from Savitt and are on-line through Savitt. Evaluation MethodFeedback for students will be formative through their elective process. Feedback will be provided after each event on the students' organization and planning skills, facilitation skills, demonstration of the importance of IPE, and leadership skills. Evaluation will be completed by the event's planners and staff and will be provided to students in a way to help them grow skills. Final evaluation will be based upon growth and improvement, ability to accept feedback, professionalism, and knowledge and demonstration of IPE competencies.

The grading for this course will be based on evaluations completed by each provider that the student works with in addition to the student providing feedback about the experience. A summary is also provided by the coordinator or the clinical instructor.GradePass / Fail. However the expectation is that you will work hard and do your best work, always! 


  • Honors: An exceptional performance which exceeds all course objectives
  • High Pass: A performance which exceeds most course objectives
  • Pass: A performance which meets the course objectives
  • Fail: A performance which does not meet the course objectives