Interprofessional Oral-Systemic Health Simulation and Case Study Experience at NYSIM

This September, 325 students from NYU College of Nursing, NYU College of Dentistry, and NYU School of Medicine came together for the 2nd Annual Interprofessional Oral-Systemic Health Simulation and Case Study Experience at New York Simulation Center for the Health Sciences (NYSIM) organized by the Teaching Oral-Systemic Health (TOSH) Program. This interprofessional education experience features a standardized patient (SP) and case study teaching-learning strategy to expose students to both an oral-systemic and interprofessional clinical experiences to advance their competence in both areas.

In the simulation exercise, each student takes a turn teaching the other students how to assess a standardized patient from his or her profession’s perspective. Each interprofessional group then meets with a faculty advisor to collaborate and develop an oral-systemic care plan for the patient. The interprofessional student teams also meet to analyze a case study and are asked to create a collaborative care plan for a patient with diabetes and periodontal disease. Based on 2013 evaluation data, the experience appears to be an effective strategy for influencing the development of interprofessional competencies and improving students’ reported attitudes toward interprofessional collaboration.

Read more about the TOSH IPE Event