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:

Date Topic
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:

Date Topic
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