Posted: April 14, 2015

An Interprofessional Community Engaged Educational Curriculum for Health Professions Students


Students from nursing, pharmacy, medicine, occupational therapy, physician assistant, and physical therapy programs will participate in a required interprofessional community engaged course integrating early learner interprofessional educational (IPE) competencies. Students will be divided into faculty facilitated interprofessional small groups and assigned to diverse communities. Working closely with a community representative and faculty, students will address a community health priority applying the Health in All Policies framework. Team dynamics and capstone presentations to community members and key stakeholders will be assessed by faculty, students and community members.


Interprofessional, Population Health, Health Equity Research, Assessment, Public Health Sciences, Health Promotion, Community Health, IPEC Spring 2015, Community Engaged, Early Learner IPE, Team Dynamics


Cynthia L. Arndell, MD, University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Loren Kelly, MSN, RN, UNM College of Nursing

Jacqueline Garcia, MPH, Bernalillo County Place Matters, NM Voices for Children