Office of Interprofessional Education
The Office of Interprofessional Education at Upstate Medical University is dedicated to promoting the development of teamwork, collaboration, and communication skills within Upstate Medical University’s curriculum to fulfill the four core competencies of Interprofessional Education: Values/Ethics, Roles/Responsibilities, Interprofessional Communication, and Teams/Teamwork.
- Work with individuals of other professions to maintain a climate of mutual respect and shared values. (Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice)
- Use the knowledge of one’s own role and those of other professions to appropriately assess and address the health care needs of patients and to promote and advance the health of populations. (Roles/Responsibilities)
- Communicate with patients, families, communities, and professionals in health and other fields in a responsive and responsible manner that supports a team approach to the promotion and maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease. (Interprofessional Communication)
- Apply relationship-building values and the principles of team dynamics to perform effectively in different team roles to plan, deliver, and evaluate patient/population centered care and population health programs and policies that are safe, timely, efficient, effective, and equitable. (Teams and Teamwork)
(From the Interprofessional Education Collaborative, “Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: 2016 Update”)