About Us

Mission: To envision, coordinate and foster curricular experiences to prepare future health care professionals to collaborate effectively in delivering high quality, team-based care in an effort to improve the overall experiences and outcomes for the people and communities they serve.

Vision: Graduates of MUS health professions programs are well prepared to effectively contribute to interprofessional collaborative practice to improve and transform our health care system and inform public health efforts. The IPE Steering committee is a catalyst for developing impactful interprofessional training experiences for our learners and serves as a resource to disseminate best practices in the region.

• Student Experiences and Outcomes
• Community Partnerships
• Faculty and Professional Development
• IPE Scholarship and Innovation

Teamwork ● Collaboration ● Patient-Centeredness ● Education ● Innovation ● Transformation

UM Professional Program Collaborations

UM IPE efforts grew out of the common interests of healthcare faculty from the University of Montana, Missoula College, Montana State University, Salish Kootenai College and Montana Tech. Faculty worked across training programs and University systems to train students to become ‘collaborative practice ready’ upon graduation. UM academic programs involved in these efforts include the following:

University of Montana

College of Health

  • School of Physical Therapy
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Public & Community Health Science
  • School of Social Work
  • Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana
  • School of Integrative Physiology and Athletic Training
  • School of Speech, Language, Hearing and Occupational Sciences

College of Humanities and Sciences

  • Department of Psychology 
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Climate Change Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Pre-medical Sciences
  • University of Montana Rural Institute 

Phyllis J. Washington College of Education

  • Counselor Education

Missoula College

  • Department of Health Professions Programs
  • Nursing program
  • Respiratory Therapy program