IPECS: Interprofessional Education and Clinical Simulation
Committed to fostering interprofessional education, research and professional development with a focus on enhanced clinical skills and patient safety through the use of simulation.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), with the assistance of a generous grant awarded by the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation, recently established the Office of Interprofessional Education and Clinical Simulation. This office was created to:
- Support and facilitate the integration or expansion of clinical simulation (encompassing the use of standardized patients/family members/colleagues, task trainers, high fidelity human patient simulators, or virtual reality simulations) into professional degree programs and residency training programs across the UTHSC.
- Facilitate the development and implementation of interprofessional learning opportunities with the expressed purpose of bringing together learners from two or more health professions to increase mutual respect and understanding of their unique roles and perspectives, to enhance collaboration and communication, and to improve patient outcomes.