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Collaborative Practice

The Office of Interprofessional Initiatives is pleased to announce the recipients of our first ever pilot grants to develop interprofessional clinical rotations at MUSC for MUSC students. The pilot grant recipients will each receive $15,000 to develop and implement the interprofessional experiences in 2016-2017.

The Palliative Care Program

The Palliative Care Program will be developing a clinical rotation for MD, PA, MHA, OT, and NP students in the palliative care setting.  Students will learn together and work directly with the current interprofessional team which includes APNs, Social Workers, Physical and Occupational therapists, Chaplains, and Volunteers.

  • (PI) Patrick J. Coyne, MSN, ACHPN, ACNS-BC, FAAN, FPCN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Director of Palliative Care Program
  • Lauren Seidenschmidt, BA, Palliative Care Program

Interprofessional Aging in Place Program

The Ageing in Place (AIP) pilot seeks to develop a new community-based clinical rotation for PT, PA, and nursing students at a local low-income elderly living facility.  The rotation will introduce the interprofessional team of students to aging in place and the barriers many residents face; tele-health, and collaborative approaches for addressing medical issues and health behaviors. The collaborative team overseeing the development includes:

  • (PI) Kathy Van Ravenstein PhD, FNP-BC, College of Nursing
  • Debora D. Brown, PT, DPT, College of Health Professions
  • Lesli Woodall, PA-C, College of Health Professions
  • Sandra Brotherton, PT, PhD, College of Health Professions

Interprofessional Team-Based Comprehensive Pain Management Program

The Pain Management Program seeks to develop an effective, meaningful and innovative interprofessional clinical rotation in the area of outpatient chronic pain management to include MD, NP, PA, and PharmD students. The collaborative team developing this rotation and supervising students  will be:

  • (PI), Kelley Delaney, FNP
  • Clint Ross, PharmD
  • Kelly Barth, DO

Primary Care and Population Health: The role of the PCMH Interprofessional Team

The Primary Care and Population Health Program seeks to integrate a significant component of interprofessional self-directed team-based learning through the development of a new clinical rotation in the University Internal Medicine Patient Centered Medical Home setting.  The rotation is being develop to include MD, PA, PharmD, and DNP students who will work in coordination with the current staff which includes internal medicine physicians, NPs, PAs, PharmDs, RNs, LPNs, and support staff. This pilot project will be led by:

  • College of Medicine: Andrew Schreiner MD (PI), William P. Moran MD MS, Elisha Brownfield MD
  • College of Nursing: Martha Sylvia RN PhD, Brian Connor Conner PhD, RN, CNE
  • College of Pharmacy: Brittany Jones or TBA, PharmD
  • College of Health Professions: Gilbert A. Boissonneault, PhD, PA-C

National Framework

WHO Framework for IPE and Collaborative Practice

Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Competencies

National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (NEXUS)

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

MUSC-Affiliated Collaborative Practice Sites


MUSC CARES Therapy Clinic

Transplant Unit

University Internal Medicine

Family Medicine

Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)

9th Floor Neurology/Epilepsy Team/ALS Team/Craniofacial Team

Behavioral Medicine Clinic

Partners Program

MUSC Healthcare Simulation Center

Dedicated Education Unit (DEU)

STARs project (Safe Transitions Avoiding Readmissions)


Dr. Kenneth Catchpole: