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Interprofessional Grand Rounds


Interprofessional Grand Rounds

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Kevin Overbeck, DO, Elyse Perweiler, RN MPP, Patricia Sayers, DNP RN, Marian Nowak, DNP MPH RN, Charlyn Moellers, BS RRT-CPF, Stephanie Muth, PT PhD NCS, Anita Chopra, MD, Pamela Basehore, EdD MPH, John Pennisi, DO, Drew Maygren, DO
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
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The Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, together with the Rutgers University School of Nursing, and Rutgers School of Health Related Professions, piloted an interactive, team-based “Interprofessional Grand Rounds” as an instructional strategy to promote interprofessional care plan development and enhance understanding of roles and responsibilities across disciplines.  A total of 235 nursing, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, and medical students collaborated in small groups to problem-solve a complex, multi-faceted case presented with video elements to facilitate gait analysis.  Students answered case study questions using an innovative scratch-off ticket technique.  A team of interdisciplinary faculty facilitated the case-based group discussions. 

Educational objectives: 
  • Explain the importance of effective team communication in a healthcare setting
  • Stimulate team skills in respectful communication and cooperation by creating collaborative interprofessional groups
  • Report increased knowledge of other health care professions and individual confidence in taking an active role as a member of an interprofessional team
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Students were seated in small groups of 5 to 7 students representing different health care professions.  This design created a collaborative atmosphere and allowed open communication among the students from all professions.

  • Chairs in clusters (no tables)
  • Mixture of team members from each health care profession
  • Typical team composition: 3 to 5 Medical Students, 1 Nursing student, 1 to 2  Physical Therapy students, and 1 Respiratory Therapy student
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Estimated time to complete: 
2 hours
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Already Expired Email Date: 
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 12:49am
Already Expired Email 1 month date: 
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 6:13am
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Friday, April 13, 2018 - 12:44am
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Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:21am
Expired Email Date: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 10:40am
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Kevin Overbeck, DO

Suggested Citation:
Interprofessional Grand Rounds. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2015 Available from: