Student Opportunities

Promoting the core concepts of interprofessional education and practice among future health professionals is at the heart of the Center for Health IPE's mission. Below is a growing list of health IPE student initiatives. Contact us to find out how the Center for Health IPE can support your student-led interprofessional program or activity. 
 
Primary Care Progress 
Primary Care Progress (PCP) is an interprofessional organization at UT whose mission is to connect health professional students at UT Austin in order to spark interest in primary care and catalyze change in the Austin primary care community. Contact PCP to learn more about their work and upcoming events. 
 
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School 
IHI is a global learning community that exists to advance quality improvement and patient safety competencies in the next generation of health professionals. UT is pleased to be starting its first IHI Open School chapter. This chapter will provide opportunities for health interprofessional students to learn about, with, and from each other, as well as offer rich networking experiences. If you're interested in learning more, contact the student leaders. 
 
C.D. Doyle Clinic
The C.D. Doyle Clinic is a student-coordinated program operated out of the Dell Medical School. Volunteer physicians, medical students from both UT Austin's Dell Medical School and University of Texas Medical Branch, and nursing and pre-health undergraduate students from UT Austin provide care for uninsured or underinsured patients until they can be seen at a more comprehensive clinic. The Doyle Clinic offers acute care, assistance with getting patients refills on medications, and case management. Learn more>
 
Project Collaborate
Project Collaborate is a student-coordinated initiative operated out of the UT College of Pharmacy. Students provide free health screenings, including blood pressure, body mass index, blood glucose, and total cholesterol, at local events and community centers. Patients have the chance to discuss their health questions and concerns with student pharmacists and pharmacist preceptors. At some events, nurses, dietitians, and social work students may also be available for consultation. Learn more>
 
Poverty Simulation
This event is held biannually on campus and offers a unique, interactive experience that is designed to help participants appreciate the challenges involved living in poverty. While students from all majors are encouraged to participate, this experience is particularly beneficial to health professions students as it enhances their understanding of how to most effectively work with populations who experience challenges in daily living and barriers to care. This simulation is designed to help participants “re-think” poverty and explore how individuals and organizations may find new ways to assist those facing disparity everyday. Learn more>