Interdisciplinary Education & Care

As part of the UF Academic Health Center, our students and residents enjoy unique opportunities and experiences in interdisciplinary education.

The UF AHC is the country’s only academic health center with six health-related colleges located on a single, contiguous campus.

Our colleges, major research centers and institutes, and clinical enterprise focus on building collaborative specialized clinical services centered on quality and innovation.

Making Safe Moves

Making Safe Moves is an innovative peer-learning experience, where physical therapy students teach dental students how to safely transfer patients with assistive devices into and out of the dental chair. The course made big moves on the Florida campus and is garnering attention across the country. The interprofessional education course in UF’s College of Dentistry reflects collaboration at the highest level between the College of Dentistry and the Department of Physical Therapy in the College of Public Health and Health Professions at UF Health.

Putting Families First

Putting Families First is a course constructed around the shared mission of collaborative training, discussion meetings and home visits with volunteer community families. The program’s initial learning objectives were focused on core curriculum areas that exist in most healthcare disciplines: interviewing skills, family systems, access to health care, community resources, and preventive medicine.

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