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Dr. Barbara Brandt, Director of the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (NCIPE), ponders the creation of the future healthcare professional. She discusses the realignment of the relationship between US health care delivery and education around interprofessional teamwork and a focus on patients, families and communities.
Dr. Brandt notes that interprofessional education is a 50-year old idea but poorly researched. NCIPE aims to understand more about IPE and change the partnership between the classroom, education and health system to improve outcomes for patients and learners while reducing costs.