Interprofessional faculty work with community partners to deliver curriculum aimed at meaningful work. These activities provide multiple opportunities for students to collaborate working towards the goal of delivering the highest possible quality healthcare.

CWRU has engaged several community partners in its efforts to offer a robust interprofessional curriculum

Four I-LEAD projects currently engage community partners.

  1. The Nursing in Cleveland Schools Program continues to evolve and demonstrate profound impact on both Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) children and our nursing and medical students who have worked together to implement state-mandated, health assessments of 8,000 CMSD children.
  2. Knock your Socks Off (KYSO) Students coordinate a visit to a homeless shelter. The activity includes providing a foot exam, foot washings, and providing attendees with socks and talc.
  3. Natural History Museum Collaboration -: Student teams develop and teach educational sessions at the student run free clinic or in local libraries. Today, the Cleveland Natural History Museum is considered one of the finest institutions of its kind in North America. Its mission emphasizes scientific research, conservation and education. The Health Literacy Partnership for Greater Cleveland is a collaboration of the Museum and the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. The grant provided funds for a family health booklet and new models for the health education classroom. These materials are used in health sessions taught by medical and nursing students and are free to Museum visitors of all ages, allowing greater access to health information for families with young children.
  4. Student-Run Free Clinic (SRFC): The Student-Run Free Clinic is an inter-professional student organization founded and operated by students from the Case Western Reserve University schools of medicine and nursing. Our organization operates a free, bi-monthly, acute-care medical clinic that is staffed and operated entirely by CWRU graduate students and volunteer practitioners. The goals of the SRFC are to construct a self-sustaining administrative and financial infrastructure, provide healthcare care for underserved populations, promote community well-being through continuity of care, and encourage a cross-disciplinary/interprofessional learning environment for professional students.
In the community