Team Up: Commit to Compassion, Communication, and Collaboration
Team Up is a two-year longitudinal experience integrated within the curriculum of all six LSU Health Schools for all first and second-year students. Beginning in September 2017, approximately 850 first-year students from nineteen academic health programs will convene in seventy teams on a monthly basis on a Monday from 4:00 - 6:00 PM from September to April (excluding December).
By September 2018, the number of programs involved will increase to twenty-seven. In the first year, students will focus on building their interprofessional team, developing effective communication techniques, and sharpening their observation skills. In year two, the students will analyze six different case studies, covering a wide spectrum of patient/client conditions. The content of each session will promote IPE and aim to increase future collaboration among various health professionals.