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University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Discover how this school has involved teams of interprofessional students and is teaching interprofessional competencies along with rural health care skills.
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2 medical students examine a medical manikin.

Joined January 2016

The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences is enhancing medical education through advanced simulation and telemedicine technologies to develop skills specific to the needs of rural or remote communities. This program involves teams of interprofessional students and teaches interprofessional competencies along with rural health care skills.

2017 Spring Consortium Meeting

Poster presented: Interprofessional Telemedicine Competency for Health Care Students With Remotely Operated BiOmedical Telepresence Systems (ROBOTS)

Need/gap addressed: Few guidelines exist for interprofessional education (IPE) or team-based care in rural health care settings with telemedicine.


Principal investigator: Gwen Halaas, MBA, MD
Senior associate dean, education

The AMA awarded each consortium member a grant for its transformative medical education projects in key innovation areas.

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