Team Up is a two-year longitudinal interprofessional education experience integrated within the curriculum of all six LSU Health Sciences Center Schools for first and second-year students. The inaugural student cohort participated in Team Up in September 2017. There were approximately 700 first-year students from nineteen academic health programs representing five Schools that convened in sixty-five teams on a monthly basis on a Monday from 4:00-6:00pm from September to April (excluding December) across both downtown and dental school campuses. In September 2018, Team Up will be inclusive of all six Schools with the addition of Graduate Studies.
The focus of Team Up Year 1 is for students to build their interprofessional team, developing effective communication and collaboration skills. First-year students apply their teamwork skills through the Health Partner Project. Each student team engages with an individual in the community to learn about the Health Partner's healthcare lived experiences and their health goals. Through active listening and communicating across all team members, students provide a community resource list to the Health Partner. The resource list is related to opportunities the Health Partner may consider as he/she works towards reaching health goals.
Team Up Year 2 engages second-year students in case studies, covering a wide spectrum of patient/client conditions, focused on primary and secondary prevention. During Year 2, students will also engage in conversations related to conflict within interprofessional teams. The culminating project is the development of an interprofessional primary or secondary assessment tool specific to an age or medical condition.
First Year Student Schedule:
|September 10, 2018||Art of Observation|
|October 1, 2018||Teamwork & Communication|
|November 5, 2018||Immunizations/Motivational Interviewing|
|January 14, 2019||Mindfulness|
|February 11, 2019||Communication - Aphasias|
|March 11, 2019||Preparation for Grand Rounds|
|April 8, 2019||Grand Rounds Presentations|
Second Year Student Schedule:
|September 17, 2018||Pediatric Obesity|
|October 15, 2018||Oral Cavity Cancer|
|November 12, 2018||Geriatrics - Polypharmacy and Falls|
|January 28, 2019||Alcohol Use Disorder|
|February 18, 2019||End Stage Renal Disease|
|March 18, 2019||Developmental Delay|
|April 15, 2019||Grand Rounds Poster Presentations|