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Clinical Integrations

Practicum Experiences at Clinical Sites

The third component of the IPE experience at CU also occurs at different times for each student dependent on the needs of their program and their clinical placements.  

This component involves:
  • Students learning and caring for patients in interprofessional teams

    Multiple settings including: hospitals, clinics, dental clinics, home visits, transitions in care, palliative care, special needs, etc.

     ​CU IPE Open Campus Program​- One Book One Campus


    The mental health theme is relevant to all health professionals. Though the book does not primarily emphasize Interprofessional collaboration, it highlights the power of supportive environment and should be a good stepping off point for a number of related activities and discussions. In addition there will be a number of other Interprofessional events this fall that will highlight mental health issues and health care professionals wellness.

    ​​The CU Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education in partnership with your programs and many campus entities has launched ‘One Book One Campus’ at AMC. We have selected An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison.​ It is a well written first-hand account of bipolar illness written by a psychologist. The book is relatively short and a quick read. This initiative is one offering of the CU IPE Open Campus Program.

    The One Book One Campus initiative will be optional during this pilot year. Our efforts will primarily target students across programs but all members of the AMC community should be invited to read the book and encouraged to participate. 

    Upcoming CU IPE Open Campus Program activities with capacity for additional participants include:


    1.      Book Clubs:

    In person on Wednesday October 18, 2017 (11:45am – 1:15pm) in the Education 2 South - L28-2306  room. Facilitated by Lilian Hoffecker from the AMC Health Sciences Library and Abbie Beacham from the Department of Psychiatry (Pizza will be provided.) Sign up for the October, 18th discussion

    Online facilitated by Christi Piper from the AMC Health Sciences Library to be launched in October.  This will mirror questions and discussion from the in person book club for anyone who wants to participate online. Enroll here

    (For additional readings and related content go to


    2.     Virtual Reality Experience: October 11, 2017 (8:00am - 3:00pm) 1-hour sessions include three simulations; relax with the mindfulness and meditation experience of Tai Chi, go on a microscopic adventure through the human body, and get an inside look at pain distraction through VR immersion that can reduce the need for opioid medication in painful procedures followed by a brief discussion on the potential impact VR could have on health care.  In AMC Health Sciences Library Reading  Room.


    3.     Author Kay Redfield Jamison visit to campus in Spring 2018, details TBA​


    Don't forget! (1st year IPE students)

    Complete your post-activity evaluation (see CI-1 module for instructions on IPE Home 2017​ in CANVAS). Use the custom menu item option to evaluate new menu items recently added and any create-your-own options.​​