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 due to the COVID-19 restrictions teams 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 skills and assessment tools learned in the lectures and team meetings with their older adult partner during their weekly meetings. The program’s overarching goal is for students to work together across disciplines to learn how collaborative practice supports healthy aging.
2021-2022 IPGC Session Dates
|Orientation||September 10, 2021||2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.|
|Session # 1||October 8, 2021||2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.|
|Session # 2||November 5, 2021||2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.|
|Session # 3||December 3, 2021||2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.|
|Session # 4||February 4, 2022||2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.|
|Wrap-up||February 18, 2022||2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.|
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 (IPGC, SSPP, or GAP). If you do not receive a link to the survey, please contact Erin Thayer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Participation is voluntary, but we want to help make sure that everyone has a chance to participate and for your voice to be heard.