Letter to editor regarding article “Clinical interprofessional education activities: Students’ perceptions of their experiences”

Yohane Gadama 1,4, George Chimatiro 2, Alinane Linda Nyondo-Mipando 3

  1. Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Program, Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHeS)
  2. Medical Rehabilitation College, Blantyre Malawi.
  3. Department of Health Systems and Policy, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHeS)
  4. Division of Neurology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

Correspondence: Y Gadama (yggadama@medcol.mw)

We read with great interest the publication entitled, “Clinical inter-professional education activities: Students’ perceptions of their experiences” 1. Ntsiea, V et al., reviewed data gathered from post-inter professional education (IPE) feedback forms from students at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand. The IPE activity was attended to by 309 students from the following fields: Physiotherapy, Medicine, Clinical associates, Occupational therapy, Biokinetics, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, Oral Science, Speech, and Audiology. The authors found that participating in the IPE activity made students gain appreciation and respect for other health professionals’ roles and scope. The findings from this study also validate the global IPE project experience that involved staff members from Kachere Rehabilitation Center (Malawi) and the IPE team of the graduate students from the University of Maryland (USA) 2.

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