NF AETC is partnering with the office of Interprofessional Education at the University of Florida to provide AIDS education and training to soon to be practitioners in the medical field. The Office of Interprofessional Education at the University of Florida has been providing interprofessional learning opportunities for multiple health professions students since 1999. This office, in conjunction with the six Health Science Center Colleges, develops learning opportunities that cross college boundaries. These joint educational experiences will result in health professionals who have the attitudes, skills and behaviors to communicate effectively with other health care providers, can work effectively in health care teams, and can demonstrate professional conduct during interprofessional encounters. Ultimately, joint learning opportunities will lead to higher quality, safer clinical care.
The Office of Interprofessional Education at the University of Florida Health Science Center works with the six Health Science Center colleges to develop and maintain interprofessional learning experiences for students. It is clear to many leading national organizations, such as the Institute of Medicine and many other professional groups, that learning in teams with other health professionals is an important way to improve the health and safety of the population.