Interprofessional Education and Collaboration for Geriatrics (IECG)


Provide an interdisciplinary geriatric experience for teams of USC interprofessional students to include: medicine, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, psychology, and social work students. The goal is for students to work in teams that include up to 7 students. Each IP team meeting is facilitated by an IP faculty mentor and is followed by a brief lecture on the fundamentals of geriatric care. Each student will also be paired with an older adult resident from one of our community housing sites. This year students will meet individually by phone or virtual platform with their older adult partner once per week for up to 30 minutes for the duration of the program. Students will utilize the Age-Friendly skills and assessment tools learned in the lectures and team meetings with their older adult partner during their weekly phone/virtual meetings.  Student’s will have an opportunity to meet in-person with a volunteer older adult in session four. The program’s overarching goal is for students to work together across disciplines to learn how collaborative practice supports healthy aging.

Course Information

OT 589- Interprofessional Education and Collaboration for Geriatrics (0 units)


  • Students will be meeting in-person for the brief lecture and team based workshops
  • Virtual accommodations will be made ONLY for students enrolled in virtual learning programs.

1000 South Fremont Avenue,

HSA Auditorium (A7, LL),

Alhambra, CA 91803

Current Schedule

2022-2023 IECG Session Dates

OrientationFriday, September 9, 2022 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session # 1Friday, October 21, 20222:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session # 2Friday, November 4, 20222:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session # 3Friday, December 2, 20222:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session # 4Friday, January 20, 20232:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wrap-upFriday, February 24, 20232:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Student Survey

We’d like to encourage all of our students to participate in a study about interprofessional education. You will be receiving an invitation to complete an online survey both before and after your time in one of our GWEP programs. If you do not receive a link to the survey, please contact Erin Thayer at Participation is voluntary, but we want to help make sure that everyone has a chance to participate and for your voice to be heard.


Resource page
Helpful videos

For more information please contact Sandra Vasquez –

Curriculum and Program Information


Video recording | PowerPoint

USC Virtual Code of Conduct
Image Release Form
Timeslips Beautiful Questions
My Story
IECG Reflection Form

Session 1

Video recording | PowerPoint

Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)
Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool
Malnutrition Screening Tool (MST)
GAD-7 Anxiety

Session 2

Video recording | PowerPoint

Mini-cog Instruction | Sample
AGS Beers Criteria
Medication Card
Quick Guide Protocol
Elder Abuse Curriculum Training (optional)

Session 3

Video recording | PowerPoint | Holidays & Grief Video

Timed Up & Go (TUG)
STEADI Assessment 30 Sec
STEADI Algorithm
Fall Risk Factor
4 Stage Balance Test
Before Winter Break Reminders

Session 4

Virtual Home Visit Recording | Ending the Relationship with Your Older Adult Partner | Home Safety

Wrap Up

Video Recording | PowerPoint