Innovative Curricula

The IMH also supports the development of an interprofessional education seminar for health careers students during their UM pharmacy, MSU nursing, and UW medical school clinical rotations. The development of interprofessional education programs promotes a team-based, collaborative style of clinical practice, which is designed to improve communication between disciplines and thereby improve patient care. The IMH has been working on team-based communication in the hospital environment, and has produced education sessions on nurse/physician communication issues, and generational conflicts in the workplace for hospital staff.

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About imh4msla

Dr Schlesinger is an adult and pediatric rheumatologist in Missoula. She was an IMH board member for a few years before assuming the director position in January 2007 when Dr Herbert Swick retired. As IMH director, she promotes collaborative models of care within the hospital, and explores new approaches to teaching the collaborative model to health careers students at the University of Montana. Dr Schlesinger is the track director for the WWAMI program, helping medical students from the University of Washington School of Medicine learn clinical medicine in Missoula.
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