The Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC) of the University of Colorado was intentionally designed to facilitate collaborative, interprofessional education. Interprofessional Education/REACH is the next step in realizing this long term vision of transforming the delivery of health care to meet the needs of the new century.
Our longitudinal, IPE curriculum is being integrated into preclinical and clinical training for ALL University of Colorado health profession students and will establish, teach and evaluate campus-wide student competencies in teamwork, collaborative interprofessional practice and quality and safety, with a particular focus on vulnerable and underserved populations.
Our goal is to create a curricular thread that is shared across all schools and programs that begins the day that our students walk on campus, and continues throughout their educational experience. IPE/REACH will weave content deeply into the experience of each student and into the sites where they will do their clinical training. Interprofessional Education/REACH has three core elements: Fundamentals of Quality and Collaborative Care, Transformations in Quality and Collaborative Care, and Clinical Integrations for Quality and Collaborative Care.