Enhancing interprofessional collaboration and interprofessional education in women's health

Med Educ Online. 2022 Dec;27(1):2107419. doi: 10.1080/10872981.2022.2107419.


This article is from the 'To The Point' series from the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Undergraduate Medical Education Committee. The purpose of this review is to provide an understanding of the differing yet complementary nature of interprofessional collaboration and interprofessional education as well as their importance to the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology. We provide a historical perspective of how interprofessional collaboration and interprofessional education have become key aspects of clinical and educational programs, enhancing both patient care and learner development. Opportunities to incorporate interprofessional education within women's health educational programs across organizations are suggested. This is a resource for medical educators, learners, and practicing clinicians from any field of medicine or any health-care profession.

Keywords: Accreditation; clinical competence; communication skills; competency-based education; curriculum development; health-care professionals; interdisciplinary; medical education.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Curriculum
  • Female
  • Gynecology* / education
  • Humans
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Obstetrics* / education
  • Pregnancy
  • Women's Health

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