IPE Student Subcommittee

Through the Student Subcommittee, students representing all UNMC health care training programs provide input regarding all aspects of the IPE curriculum at UNMC, including feedback about existing activities and suggestions for new activities.

The chair, two members from each college (Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Public Health), and two members from the School of Allied Health Professions are identified annually by the Student Senate, or by recommendation of current committee members.  The chair and the members may serve for more than one year at the discretion of the Student Senate.  Members are charged with representing the interests of all students in all training programs for their respective college or school.  Two faculty members also serve on the Student Subcommittee and, along with the student member of the Curriculum Committee, help facilitate communication between the two groups.

During the 2012-2013 academic year, the group worked to establish its role at UNMC. The committee created guidelines for student organizations and identified educational opportunities for IPE integration, especially for graduate students in clinical settings. Additionally, the group continued to provide the Faculty Committee with feedback on IPE Days and on current IPE education at UNMC.

In June, 2013, the committee sent a student representative to the Collaborating Across Borders conference in Vancouver to gather information about student participation in IPE throughout the United States and Canada. Duy Ha returned from the conference with ideas to encourage student-led research in IPE, to expand the Subcommittee’s purpose to include sponsoring events and educational opportunities, and to further encourage longitudinal IPE experiences for students.