The North Dakota AHECs can:
- Provide stipends to healthcare professional students
- Structure programs to enhance rural clinical experiences
- Expand rotations to provide inter-professional experiences
- Promote rural training experience for healthcare profession students
Interprofessional Education (IPE) occurs when two or more professionals learn with, from, and about each other to improve collaboration and the quality of care. The IPE program is available for students in North Dakota who have completed a portion of their health education program. Participants will complete a two week rotation in a rural underserved area and will learn how interprofessional partnerships can enhance medicine in rural North Dakota.
Interprofessional Education is important for ensuring quality in healthcare. The program expects student teams to interact a few hours a week, within the context of their usual rotation/clerkship/internship/externship duties. These IPE team activities are facilitated by a preceptor from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences.