Throughout the curriculum, the RPHARM Program emphasizes the importance of interprofessional teamwork, especially in rural communities.
INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION ACTIVITIES
- 4-H Health Jam
- No Harm on the Farm Tour
- Ethics - Rural Scenarios
- Simulated patient cases
- Community-Oriented Primary Care Project
MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS ARE INVOLVED IN TEACHING AND MENTORING RPHARM STUDENTS
- Advanced Nurse Practitioners
- PhDs in Public Health
- Social workers
- Rural EMTs
- Rural Firefighters
- Flight nurses
- Healthcare lawyer
Interprofessional Teams In Action
Real-life interprofessional teams throughout the state of Illinois serve as role models and inspiration to current rural students.
The Paxton Clinic provides comprehensive services to residents of nearby communities. The interprofessional team consists of physicians, social workers, advanced nurse practitioners, physical therapists. In addition to providing healthcare services, the clinicians at this clinic teach health profession students in pharmacy, medicine, nursing, physical therapy, and social work.