MISSOULA – A first-of-its-kind educational experience involving up to 140 health care students from Montana’s two largest universities will be held Friday, April 6, at the University of Montana. The event is sponsored by the Montana Geriatric Education Center.
The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. in Todd Building Rooms 203 and 204. It will include students from the UM College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences and the Montana State University College of Nursing.
“This unique offering will provide Montana students with an opportunity to learn more about the concepts and value of interprofessional, team-based collaborative care,” said Kerry Haney, the event organizer and a faculty member in UM’s Skaggs School of Pharmacy. “The training session will conclude with students working in interprofessional teams to problem solve through a geriatric case that evolves from one setting to another.”
The session will kick off with welcoming remarks from Sarah Shannon, dean of the MSU College of Nursing, and Reed Humphrey, dean of UM College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences.
A panel presentation comprised of a local health care team from the Goodman Group Nursing Homes will discuss their experiences with team-based care.
Student attendees are from physical therapy, pharmacy, social work, public health, family medicine and nursing programs.
“This seminar is one effort by Montana University System health professional programs to prepare our graduates to work together effectively in practice and improve patient care outcomes,” Haney said.