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Healthcare is in the midst of change. It is shifting to a more collaborative approach that requires professionals to interact closely. This has required education to evolve to meet the students need for communication skills and to strengthen professional identity. Healthcare students who are encouraged to develop interprofessional communication skills through simulation-based learning activities can be expected to gain confidence and enter the workplace better prepared. UNLV students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program (n=48) participated in a minimum of 6 different Interprofessional Education (IPE) learning activities within their first 2 years of didactic material. The activities varied in 3 different categories: 1) Small group interaction (in-person and virtual) with 4 different disciplines. 2) Large group activities (Participation in UNLV IPE Day). 3) Real-world application during clinical rotations. Creation of these innovative activities expanded beyond traditional pedagogy to enhance professional development in the learner.
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Barrett, Tiffany, "Framework for Improving Interprofessional Communication Through Shared Learning Experiences" (2020). UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo. 87.