Pause & Discuss – Silver-Q Interprofessional Simulation Program

Norma Robinson leads an interprofessional simulation program involving medical students from University of Queensland Rural Clinical School and nursing students from the University of Southern Queensland.

The program is based in Toowoomba but has now been scaled up to include students from many part of rural southern and central Queensland.

Interprofessional education and teamwork training at the student level has been a challenging area, although with some excellent programs, and I think simulation is at least part of the solution.

Norma was kind enough to host me for a visit and I spoke to her afterwards about the program, the motivations for interprofessional education, and how to really build a healthcare workforce to serve a community.

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