Interprofessional Education with health sciences students and faculty from other professions is available in every semester of the DMD program including formal course collaborations, community service opportunities, and service learning.
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.
Care One Clinic
The purpose of the Care One Clinic is to serve as an interdisciplinary transitional primary care clinic for patients that face exceptional challenges in managing their health needs, which are often complex. It serves adults with systemic comorbidities in addition to social, psychological, and financial barriers that impede access to regular care and optimal health management. Patients are referred to Care One from the UF Health Emergency Department, when discharged from an inpatient stay with no primary care provider, or upon completion of home health care after an inpatient visit with no primary care provider. Often these individuals are uninsured and have frequent visits to the Emergency Department. The interprofessional approach to patient management afforded by the clinic facilitates integration and coordination of referrals in order to improve patient compliance and outcomes.