On Wednesday, August 2, 2023, the UW Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (UW CIPE) presented to 16 students in the Health Professions Shadowing Program (HPSP) as well as Molly Reinhard, Director of Pre-Professional Advising, Centers for Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising; Emily Faultersack, Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), Pre-Health Advisor & Lead for Career Exploration Partnerships, Center for Pre-Health Advising; and Dua Ci Khang, Lead for Professional Development Programming and Director, Health Professions Shadowing Program for the Center for Pre-Health Advising at UW-Madison.
The Health Professions Shadowing Program is a two-week professional development program for UW–Madison students interested in healthcare careers and is designed to help increase access, equity, and diversity in healthcare careers. This program is jointly administered by the UW–Madison Center for Pre-Health Advising (CPHA) and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Office of Admissions.
During the interactive workshop time that UW CIPE staff Roberta Rusch, Kaitlyn Hawley, and Camila Mendes da Silva Souza had with the HPSP students, students were pushed to think about and learn about the power of health professionals working together as a team to have the best possible patient care to achieve the Quintuple Aim: better health, better care, better value, better work experience, and better health equity. This workshop also served as an introduction to UW CIPE as the students involved aspire to enter a health professional program at UW–Madison; at which time they will be learning with, from, and about fellow health professional students through numerous IPE offerings through the UW CIPE.
UW CIPE enjoyed getting a chance to meet with this dynamic group of pre-health students and look forward to working with them along their educational path in the years to come!