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Provide an interdisciplinary geriatric experience for USC interprofessional student healthcare teams 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 3 students. An IP faculty mentor will facilitate Each IP team meeting, followed by a brief lecture on the fundamentals of geriatric care. Student teams will be paired with an older adult resident from one of the partnering community housing sites. This year, students will meet by phone and then transition to a virtual platform once per week for up to 30 minutes throughout 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. Students will then have an opportunity to meet in person with an older adult during session four. The program’s overarching goal is for students to work collectively 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

USC Health Sciences Campus

Center for the Health Professions Building (CHP)

1540 Alcazar Street, Auditorium G-37

Los Angeles, CA 90089

Current Schedule

2023-2024 IECG Session Dates

Orientation Friday, September 8, 2023 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session # 1 Friday, October 20, 2023 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session # 2 Friday, November 10, 2023 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session # 3 Friday, December 1, 2023 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session # 4 Friday, January 19, 2024 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wrap-up Friday, February 23, 2024 1:30 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.


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