Early Interprofessional Collaboration Through Student–Run Clinics

Diana Kim, Newvick Lee


The current primary care system in British Columbia is challenged with an increasing number of patients with chronic and complex comorbidities. Interprofessional collaborative care has demonstrated improved outcomes for patients, providers, and the health care system, indicating the need for expanding interprofessional education. Student–driven community service learning initiatives, such as student–run clinics, offer an innovative approach to enhancing interprofessional education. Despite recognized challenges, student–run clinics may serve as an engaging learning opportunity for health professional students in British Columbia.

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Kim D, Lee N. Early Interprofessional Collaboration Through Student–Run Clinics. UBCMJ. 2015; 6(2):26-27.