The first Global Health Interprofessional Event was held on December 4, with 54 students participating from the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health and Pharmacy. This event involved students working in teams in a clinical and public health simulation to develop vital team skills such as communication, constructive intervention, knowledge sharing, and mutual respect. The simulation had students determining their roles and responsibilities specifically to treating patients in low-resource settings abroad and when addressing a public health issue. It also involved identifying social, psychological and ethical challenges that may arise when treating an acutely ill patient in these circumstances when the tools needed may not be available. They set about identifying potential obstacles to teamwork during an emergency and understanding how collaboration and teamwork improve the effectiveness of emergency response, especially as it relates to low resource areas.
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