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About the Competition
The Inter-professional 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. The IPMC focuses on promoting inter-professional collaboration among our professional students at the University of Maryland Baltimore, allowing them to apply their patient care knowledge and skills to an inter-professional patient case. The 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 Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Law, Social Work, and Dental 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 verbal 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 which are judged by the same faculty involved in the case development. The top two teams receive monetary prizes.
The idea of this Interdisciplinary Patient Management Competition was derived from the American Society of Heath-System Pharmacists' (ASHP) annual Clinical Skills Competition. The Clinical Skills Competition 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.
The IPMC is an invaluable learning experience and educational process to assist in the development of skills and knowledge related to interprofessional patient care and collaborating as part of the healthcare 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, Pharm.D., 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
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 email@example.com.
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.”
- 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.
- To facilitate collaboration between UMB students across all educational programs in an interprofessional environment and to learn from members of the local communities.
- 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
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:
|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|