Students for InterProfessional Practice (SIPP)

Membership Eligibility: All Jefferson Students 

Membership Dues or Fees: None

Description: The purpose of this organization is to promote excellence in healthcare education by facilitating interaction between students and real-world interdisciplinary care teams and providing unique extracurricular opportunities to engage in interprofessional collaboration. The overarching goals of the organization shall be: 1. Students will gain exposure to real-world collaborative practice teams 2. Students will learn about health profession roles and expertise in specific clinical settings 3. Students will gain practical tips and advice for working as part of an interprofessional healthcare team.

All members shall be inducted into the organization during the first meeting of the semester. All Thomas Jefferson University students are eligible to be members of this organization. Participation and membership of students from all Thomas Jefferson University schools and disciplines will be actively encouraged. There will be monthly planning/debriefing meetings for members to discuss recent and future IPE Grand Round panels and other events. Active members will host monthly panel discussions with collaborative practice teams. These panel discussions will be open to all Thomas Jefferson University students, faculty, and hospital employees. Any two active members can volunteer to moderate each panel discussion. To be an active member you must:

-Attend at least two planning/debriefing meetings per semester;

-Contribute to the planning and execution of at least one panel discussion per semester; and

-Attend at least one panel discussion per semester


Organization Email:

President: Brenda French, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Treasurer: Lydia Glick, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Outreach and Communications Chair: Ashley Katzenstein, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Vice President: Georgette Hattier, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Student Organization Advisor:
Lauren Collins, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
1015 Walnut Street, Suite 401 | 215-955-8601