Faculty and staff gather for Interprofessional Practice Plan retreat

A new practice plan will develop opportunities for clinical and interprofessional education
May 1, 2018

On April 26, faculty and staff from the Texas A&M University Health Science Center gathered to define the vision of its Interprofessional Practice Plan and outline the attributes that will support this clinical initiative. Key items discussed were the importance of population health management, primary care and interprofessional education beyond undergraduate medical education programs.

Successful organizations in population health management employ a team-based, interprofessional approach. The attendees discussed ways to craft the new interprofessional Texas A&M Health Science Center practice plan based on a team-based, interprofessional approach that creates a distinct clinical culture focusing on the Health Science Center’s priorities of rural health, military health and innovation through engineering.

Steven D. Brown, MD, chief clinical officer and associate vice president of clinical strategy led the retreat’s activities. Brown recently joined the Health Science Center to lead and develop an interprofessional practice plan. This plan integrates all five colleges of the Health Science Center in a comprehensive approach to both clinical strategy and education. The plan will be governed by an intercollegiate council of clinicians and administrators.

As part of this clinical initiative, CHI St. Joseph Health and Texas A&M University Health Science Center announced plans to train Texas A&M medical students at locations throughout CHI St. Joseph Health’s system, offering new opportunities to learn medicine in both rural and community settings.

— Dominic Hernandez

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