Welcome to LIPSS 2017-2018

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The LIPSS Spring/Summer Application for the 2018/2019 school year is out NOW. Please visit the Application tab for the election order, position summaries and the application form.

Who are we?

We are a group of students from a variety of health disciplines at Lakehead University, who seek to promote interprofessional education and practice. LIPSS was formed in 2013 and is a Chapter of the National Health Science Student’s Society . Students involved include Nursing, Social Work, Kinesiology, Gerontology, Psychology, Law, Education (Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences of Lakehead University), Medicine, Physician Assistant, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Dietetic Internship (Northern Ontario School of Medicine – NOSM), we hope to involve students from RPN, ECE, SSW, Paramedics, XRay Technician in the future (Confederation College), as well as Massage Therapy and PSW (Everest College).

Our Overall Objectives:

1.  To create an interprofessional environment among learners in Thunder Bay that enhances their ability to participate in collaborative and holistic, person-centred care.

2. To develop and maintain partnerships with NOSM and ConCollege to extend our collaboration opportunities to community partners.

3. To represent Lakehead at the National level (ie. at annual NaHSSA conference, NICHE conference, etc.) through participation and research.

How will we accomplish these?

Link learners from diverse disciplines in academic and social events, such as:

o SimSeries (throughout fall and winter)

o IPE-related Social events (throughout fall and winter)

o SimChallenge (Feb 2018)

o IPE Week February 2018

o And more! Watch our calendar for upcoming events!

Join us on February 3rd for our annual SimChallenge! We are in need of standardized patients and student participants from the following behavioural sciences: Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Gerontology, Kinesiology, and Medical Students. If you are interested please email: lipss.lakeheadu@gmail.com for more information! Learners will be divided into interprofessional teams of 4 or 5 for a 6-hour simulation intensive experience. The day will consist of 4-5 fun and realistic scenarios, each involving different standardized patients, followed by a debriefing that will focus on a different interprofessional competency from CIHC’s IPE Competency Framework. SIGN UP TODAY by emailing lipss.lakehead@gmail.com!

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