The Jefferson InterProfessional Education Center (JCIPE) is dedicated to improving person-centered, collaborative care. JCIPE is one of the premier interprofessional education centers in the U.S. Many students participate in activities that JCIPE implements, such as the Patient Safety Symposium, FACT ACE Days’ IPE modules and the Health Mentors Program.
The Rector Clinical Skills & Simulation Center, located in the Dorrance Hamilton Building in the heart of campus, works with faculty to incorporate simulation as they teach clinical skills. Through simulation, students learn specific skills, such as putting in an IV or transferring a patient, and they also practice interacting with peers from other professions in scenarios, such as in a simulated operating room or trauma unit. The center uses more than 130 standardized and simulated patients (standardized patients or SPs) to produce skills teaching programs and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) for programs across the University and region.