Interprofessional Education

Interprofessional education (IPE) occurs when two or more professions learn with, about, and from each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes.

Benefits of IPE

IPE prepares students from different health professions to work in a collaborative, team environment to provide highly effective patient- and population-centered care. Interprofessional teams enhance the quality of patient care, lower healthcare costs, decrease inpatient lengths of stay, and reduce medical errors. Patients receive safer, high quality care when health professionals work effectively in a team, communicate productively and understand each other's roles.

Questions? Contact Dr. Isok Kim

Isok Kim

Associate Professor; MSW Program Director

Research Interests: Ethnic Minorities, Mental Health, Psychological Empowerment, Substance Abuse

667 Baldy Hall

Phone: 716-645-1252; Fax: 716-645-3456


Interprofessional Forum Frequently Asked Questions for Social Work Students