May 05, 2017

Medical School featured in Chronicle of Higher Education story on interprofessional education

Rajesh S. Mangrulkar, M.D., quoted in piece about how some institutions that teach doctors, health-information specialists, nurses, therapists, and other health workers have embraced a model that gathers them in teams

Interprofessional education

Rajesh S. Mangrulkar, M.D., the Medical School’s associate dean for medical student education and the Marguerite S. Roll Professor of Medical Education, is quoted in the April 30 Chronicle of Higher Education story, “Medical Schools Embrace ‘Interprofessional Education’”:

“Students in this generation don’t have to be persuaded that this is important,” says Mangrulkar. “Most of them are used to working in teams. They really like walking into a classroom or clinic with a greater understanding of the various roles team members play in treatment. They hear what each profession goes through and what they think as they treat a patient. They learn from the perspective of others.”