Other UMB Initiatives

Interprofessional Patient Management Competition (IPMC)


 About the Competition

The Interprofessional Patient Management Competition (IPMC) is an annual event hosted by the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy (SSHP) chapter. IPMC focuses on promoting interprofessional collaboration among our professional students at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, allowing them to apply their patient care knowledge and skills to an interprofessional patient case. IPMC assembles the concepts of expanding student's awareness, improving patients care skills, and encouraging teamwork.

Each of the IPMC teams consists of a student from the schools of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, law, social work, and dentistry at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Each team works collectively to determine and work up clinical, legal, and social issues present in the patient case. Students are expected to provide written and oral evidence of interprofessional collaboration for each of the patient issues/problems identified. The competition allows students from a variety of backgrounds to learn and interact with one another to develop the respect and knowledge that stems from each of these healthcare disciplines. 

Each team is allotted two hours to assess the assigned case, prepare a problem list, and develop a plan. The patient case is collaboratively developed by faculty from each of the professional schools on campus. The design of the case enables each student to demonstrate their expertise and appreciate the expertise of their peers as the team works together to propose solutions to the patient's problems. 

The top three teams, selected by faculty scores of the written case component, are invited to participate in oral presentations that are judged by the same faculty involved in the case development. The top two teams receive monetary prizes. 

The idea of IPMC was derived from the American Society of Heath-System Pharmacists' (ASHP) annual Clinical Skills Competition, which allows pharmacy students to demonstrate their patient care skills and medication knowledge. 

The IPMC steering committee, composed of students and faculty, develop the rules and parameters of the competition. 

IPMC is an invaluable learning experience and educational process that assists in the development of skills and knowledge related to interprofessional patient care and collaborating as part of the health care team. Furthermore, students demonstrate a willingness to learn from their interprofessional peers and future colleagues while identifying their own strengths and weaknesses.

For more information contact:

James A. Trovato, PharmD, MBA, BCOP, FASHP
Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Office: (410) 706-2751
FAX: 410-706-4158



Institute of Human Virology the JACQUES Initiative

The JACQUES Initiative, School of Medicine Institute of Human Virology. Courses are open to anyone and train a group of about 200 Interprofessional UMB students every semester.

The President's Interprofessional Education Clinic


President Jay Perman, MD and Elsie Stines, DNP, CRNP, conduct President’s Clinic as a model of interprofessional education. President’s Clinic occurs Tuesday afternoons (12-5 pm) and includes faculty and students from schools of dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work. Students gather together from 12-1 pm for discussion and orientation to the interprofessional clinic experience. Following the seminar session, students and faculty proceed to the clinic area to see patients and families. If you are interested in participating in President’s Clinic, please email Elsie Stines at estines@umaryland.edu.



University of Maryland, Baltimore Health Alliance


Improved quality of life and health equity for residents of West Baltimore


The mission of the UMB Health Alliance is to provide health management and health education services, meeting the expressed needs of West Baltimore citizens, while training healthcare, law, and human services professionals working in interprofessional teams, to address the social determinants of health and to promote the health of neighbors in West Baltimore.”


  1. To provide a free and sustainable Interprofessional Student-Run Health Alliance with West Baltimore communities.  Services to include assistance with health care management, health education, community resource information, and referrals to health care centers.
  2. To facilitate collaboration between UMB students across all educational programs in an interprofessional environment and to learn from members of the local communities.
  3. To strengthen collaborative relationships between UMB (students and faculty) and the West Baltimore communities.



Under the supervision of UMB faculty, students from all eight schools or graduate programs (Dentistry, Graduate, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Social Work) provide health care management and health education services to the residents of communities immediately surrounding UMB, particularly the neighborhoods of Poppleton, Hollins Market, Franklin Square, Union Square, Mount Clare, and Pigtown.  The services are free and open to the public, both as appointments and walk-ins.  A neighbor who comes to the program meets with an interprofessional team of students, where they share their priority health concerns and then receive guidance, health education, and referrals, with the supervisory guidance of the interprofessional team of faculty.  For each neighbor, we aim to address the broader social determinants of health while providing individualized assistance with health care management.

The program services are provided at the UMB Community Engagement Center, on the third Saturday of each month.  All students are trained on the community specific issues and on the interprofessional team based approach to care following IPE competencies.  Students engage in reflection activities to facilitate greater depth with service-learning and interprofessional experiences. UMB Health Alliance is a UMB Student Government Association student organization.


Leadership for 2019-2020

UMBHA Leaders:

Co-Presidents: Claire Morton (School of Medicine) and Clynton Musngi (School of Pharmacy)

Vice-President: Sarah Heaps (School of Medicine)

Faculty Director: Dr. Lori Edwards

 Faculty Advisory Board:

AffiliationBoard Member
School of Dentistry: Dr. Aleah Cho
School of Law: Dr. John Lewis
School of Medicine: Dr. Janaki Deepak and Dr. Alexander Kaysin
School of Nursing: Dr. Lori Edwards and Dr. Kelly Doran
School of Medicine, MPH Program: Dr. Lori Edwards
School of Pharmacy: Dr. Daniel Mansour
School of Social Work: Dr. Michele Beaulieu
Physical Therapy: Dr. Vincent Conroy and Dr. Linda Horn
UMMS: Dr. Chuck Callahan

Faculty Interprofessional Global Health Grants

The Center for Global Engagement provides grant funding to faculty who develop an international project that includes at least two students from more than one school.

These projects typically take place with established overseas partners and can involve research, capacity building, surveying, training programs, or key stakeholder interviews. Look at our past projects for ideas — we also can meet to brainstorm. Grants are typically $5,000 for two- to six-week projects.

Collaboration among professions and among schools is the focus of the Interprofessional Global Health Grant program.

General Guidelines and Criteria:

  • UMB faculty may apply for grant funds up to $5,000 to develop and lead interprofessional global health student projects.
  • The project must be interprofessional and include at least two students representing at least two different UMB schools.
  • The number of grants awarded depends on the size of grant requests and resources available. Top priority is given to applicants who already have an international project initiated or funded for which the global grant is an add-on.
  • Grant funding must be used within 12 months of the award date and only for the purposes outlined in the proposal. The full funding amount will be transferred to a revolving account and managed by the department's budget personnel. At the end of the grant term, faculty will submit financial and program reports.
  • With some exceptions, a faculty member may receive only one award under this program.

Visit the Center for Global Engagement website for faculty application and instructions; sample applications, and to read about projects from previous years.