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Interprofessional education encourages students to cross over health profession boundaries for the sake of the patient.
Richard A. Davidson, M.D., M.P.H. retires after nearly 30 years of service to the UF College of Medicine, its department of internal medicine and the Health Science Center, on November 1, 2013 from his position as associate vice president for interprofessional education.
Amy V. Blue, Ph.D., has been named Associate Vice President for Interprofessional Education in the UF Health Office of the Senior Vice President for Health Affairs.
Richard Davidson, M.D., M.P.H., sees the future of health science education sort of like a roadmap.
Every student in every HSC college is on a specific road. Sometimes these paths intersect. Sometimes they veer off into their own direction. But in the same way many roads converge on a city on the map, eventually, many of those paths will take students to the same place — around a bed, taking care of a sick patient.
“We all have different perspectives and different things we have learned,” Malo says. “I never would have thought to ask the questions they have asked. It has definitely helped us collaborate better.”