Interprofessional Education in Teaching Hospital

Moh. Afandi, RN, MAN


Context: This paper describes the innovative features of interprofessional education (IPE) model implementation experienced by the faculty of medicine and health sciences, Universitas  Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY), Indonesia. IPE had been implemented in the teaching hospital as the clinical experience of the students. IPE in this teaching hospital is managed by teaching hospital coordinator together with the clinical education coordinator in the Faculty. Faculty of Medicine and health sciences UMY consists of school of medicine, nursing, dentistry, and pharmacy. At the moment IPE is running down for the nursing and medical students. We have motto : The integration of medical science and health sciences and islamic values. This is the first step to develop IPE in the teaching hospital.

Objective: This brief communication describes an interprofessional education at teaching hospital.

Method: An interprofessional education based on development of triangel: faculty member, student, and teaching hospital coordinator.

Discussion: Interprofessional education implementation in teaching hospital needs role and responsibility strengthening from the three  elements which are faculty member, student, and teaching hospital coordinator. It needs similar understanding in the importance of IPE to support collaborative practice among healthcare team. Later on there will be inter-professional collaboration in the healthcare service and finally there will be quality service improvement as the outcome.

Recommendation: Interprofessional education should be start in the academic phase of education and include in the curriculum. So that the students will used to it when they are doing practice in the teaching hospital.

Keywords: Interprofessional education, Teaching Hospital

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