Several faculty and pharmacy students contributed to a special volume of the American Medical Association Journal of Ethics.

The special volume focuses on interprofessional education (IPE) and innovation. CUW Director of Interprofessional Practice & Education Michael Oldani, PhD, MS, served as co-editor.

In addition to Oldani, these Concordians contributed:

  • Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies Michael Toppe, DMSc
  • Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice Anne Graff LaDisa, PharmD
  • Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice James Lokken, PharmD
  • Pharmacy student T. Lee
  • Pharmacy student E. Mauer

Founded in 1999, the AMA Journal of Ethics is an editorially independent, peer-reviewed journal devoted to helping students and clinicians navigate ethical decisions in service to patients and communities. The free digital journal, which publishes monthly, reaches a vast audience. According to the AMA JOE’s website, in 2022, the journal received more than 3.7 million visits to its website, over 150 thousand PDF downloads, and more than 110 thousand podcast downloads.

A member of the AMA JOE editorial team approached Oldani, who had previously contributed to the journal, about doing the special volume. He reached out to a peer, Erica Chou, who previously served as IPE director at the Medical College of Wisconsin, to serve as co-editor.

Click here or on the image below to view the special edition.

CUW’s Excellence in IPE

IPE at CUW provides opportunities for students enrolled in health and human services programs to learn and train together. The goal is for collaborative learning, where students build their IPE communication skills, knowledge base, and understanding of other health and human service specialties. This skill-building helps students more fully appreciate how IPE in practice positively impacts and nurtures patient-centered care.

Concordia received recognition for its exemplary IPE practices. In 2021, at the completion of Concordia School of Pharmacy’s scheduled accreditation review, the ACPE named CUW SOP one of only five “Noteworthy Examples” of exceptional achievement nationwide for CUW’s work in IPE. At the conclusion of each accreditation review cycle, the ACPE and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) recognize model programs throughout the nation. CUWSOP was one of only two schools nationwide recognized for exemplary IPE activities.

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