Today, Collège Boréal proudly hosted its seventh consecutive Interprofessional Education (IPE) Workshop at its Sudbury campus.
Bringing together approximately 175 students enrolled in health care programs at Collège Boréal and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), the annual workshop aims to encourage the effective collaboration of future health-care workers in order to improve the quality of services offered.
The four-hour workshop led by Mrs. Gayle Adams-Carpino, Interprofessional Education Program Lead at the NOSM, had the following objectives: acquiring theoretical knowledge on interprofessional collaboration; gaining a better understanding of the roles, responsibilities, and fields of expertise of all team members; recognizing the importance of culture and its influence on communication with clients and between health care workers; and the identification of one’s strengths and weaknesses as a team member.
Several health care delivery models utilize interprofessional teams to maximize their capacity to provide health services in order to better meet the needs of the population. These models include hospitals and doctors’ offices, community health centres and family health teams, and other health service providers.
During the workshop, participants had the opportunity to discuss complex clinical cases, gain a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of other health care professionals, and develop strategies to promote the overall functioning of health care teams.
“Proud of its quality programming, Collège Boréal is committed to offering innovative learning experiences that allow students to gain additional skills and knowledge. We are happy to offer this annual workshop in collaboration with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine in order to help train the health care leaders of tomorrow.”
Daniel Giroux, President, Collège Boréal
“This interprofessional education workshop allows students to discover the skills, interests, and limits of each health care profession. They also learn to communicate effectively and respectfully and to trust others. It is, without a doubt, a valuable learning experience for our future interprofessional health care teams. ”
Kim Morris, Dean of the School of Health Sciences
Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French language post-secondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of French communities throughout the province.
Since 1995, over 116,000 clients across Ontario have benefited from College Boréal’s expertise relating to post-secondary education, training programs, services for immigrants, and services pertaining to employability. Collège Boréal offers a wide variety of services in 35 access centres in 25 communities across the province. Furthermore, Collège Boréal has developed and implemented over 60 articulation agreements with other post-secondary institutions.
According to the Key Performance Indicators recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Collège Boréal now holds the top-ranking position in four out of the five areas surveyed! Out of all Ontario colleges, Boréal has the highest student satisfaction rate, graduation rate, graduate satisfaction rate, and employment rate in the province. Moreover, 97% of surveyed employers would recommend hiring Collège Boréal graduates!
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