Posted: April 24, 2015

Teaching Population Health and Safety Using Reflective Learning of Systems-Based Healthcare with Medical, Nursing, and Dental Students


The David Geffen School of Medicine worked with the UCLA School of Nursing and the UCLA School Dentistry to create a joint, year long, required, small group course, focused on healthcare systems. The course met nine times between late September through early June. Each small group lasted for up to three hours, and included four or five third year medical students, with three or four second year advanced practice nursing students or third year dental students. Students were asked to reflect on their clinical experiences as they related to each of the topics, and share their written reflections with the group. Two facilitating faculty worked with each group. Their disciplines included dentistry, advanced practice nursing, medicine, social work, and psychology. The IPEC competency domains were specifically a part of the goals of the course.


Interprofessional, Population Health, Public Health Sciences, Reflective Writing, IPEC Spring 2015, Healthcare Systems


Margaret L. Stuber, MD, University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine

Steve Y. Lee, DDS, UCLA School of Dentistry

Jane Tokunow, RN, MSN, CNM, UCLA School of Nursing

LuAnn Wilkerson, EdD, University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine