Interprofessional Education

First Year OD and PA Students Participated in Poverty Simulation: Part of Course in Public Health

2015-664-165Through my continuing efforts to put a face on interprofessional education, here is an article about an exercise that both our optometry and physician assistant students participated in together. . .

FULLERTON, CA. – The campus community at Marshall B. Ketchum University was invited to partake in its first-ever Poverty Simulation last Friday, November 20, 2015. As part of the university’s interprofessional health care curriculum, first-year OD and PA students simulated the experiences of a low-income family trying to navigate the complex system of community resources for one month. The objective was to sensitize participants to the realities faced by low-income, and poverty-stricken members of the communities they will work with.

With support from the School of Nursing at CSU, Fullerton, MBKU students played the roles of low-income families.

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