This report is inspired by a vision of interprofessional collaborative practice as key to the safe, high quality,
accessible, patient-centered care desired by all. Achieving that vision for the future requires the continuous
development of interprofessional competencies by health professions students as part of the learning
process, so that they enter the workforce ready to practice effective teamwork and team-based care.
“Interprofessional education occurs when students from two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes. Once students understand how to work interprofessionally, they are ready to enter the workplace as a member of the collaborative practice team. This is a key step in moving health systems from fragmentation to a position of strength.”
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). (2010).