Student Organization

CHIP Executive Council

CHIP Executive Council

CHIP Exec Student GroupTell us about your group!

Executive Council members keep their fellow classmates informed about CHIP-related events, plan academic and social interprofessional activities and work on issues of common interest.  Our mission is to engage students and faculty across disciplines and professions by: 1) developing relationships 2) providing resources for interprofessional student groups, and 3) supplementing program learning (through a diverse lens) within the AHC.

Why did you join this organization?

I wanted to be a representative of the CHIP Executive Council because of the opportunity to get to work with peers who were in different professional schools than myself. Having interprofessionalism as a part of my future career is something I am very passionate about & being a part of CHIP has enabled me to get a head start on that!

What’s your favorite event or activity in this group?

My favorite activity that the CHIP Executive Council puts on is the Open House. This event enables us to showcase CHIP along with the resources that it can provide to students and inform people about the student groups housed within CHIP such as the CHIP Executive Council, CLARION, and NELA just to name a few.

How do students get involved in your group?

Students are elected by their school at the beginning of each school year. We represent all AHC schools in addition to some other programs as well.

What’s one interesting thing that most people don’t know about your group?

One interesting thing about our group is that we host both social and service events for any student in the AHC to take part in.

Responses from Michaela Wermers, PharmD Candidate

CLARION

CLARION

CLARION student organization logo
Tell us about your group!

CLARION (CLinician/Administrator Relationship Improvement OrganizatioN) empowers healthcare professional students to work together to build a better healthcare system. We strive to improve patient safety and the quality of care through the promotion and development of interprofessional leadership, teamwork, and communication.  

Why did you join CLARION?

I began participating in CLARION events to feel more confident in my understanding of my role in a healthcare team as a nurse as well as a better understanding of the other professions’ roles as well. 

What’s your favorite event or activity in this group?

My favorite CLARION event Local Case Competition because there is a lot of energy and gratification on the presentation day. Everyone is nervous and excited to present what their group has put so much time into, which builds camaraderie. There is also a free dinner after the competition. :) 

How do students get involved in your group?

Students can get involved by attending events such as the Interprofessional Dinner or competing in the Local Case Competition! Visit our website to learn more! 

 

Responses from Amy Holec, BSN Candidate

Interprofessional Development Student Organization (IDSO)

Interprofessional Development Student Organization (IDSO)

logo for IDSO student organizationTell us about your group!

Our mission is to create more opportunities for students to learn about the experiences of other professional students while giving them the chance to advocate for their future career. Our goal is for students to create their own network with other professionals while learning the importance of collaboration with people outside of their programs. This will promote the qualities that make for excellent professionals while facilitating opportunities to appreciate others’ careers.

What motivated you to get involved?

I joined as part of the leadership emphasis at the College of Pharmacy, as part of a leading change experience with another member of IDSO. I have always been interested in interprofessional experiences, and believe getting to know where you will fit on a future healthcare team is an important part of becoming a successful future healthcare provider.

What’s your favorite event or activity in this group?

One of our favorite events is Multicultural Interprofessional Networking Event (MINE). This is a social event where we celebrate diversity while also having a great networking opportunity to meet with other health professional students from the Duluth area.

How do students get involved in your group?

Healthcare professional students are welcome to participate in every social and educational event that IDSO provides throughout the academic year. Moreover, students can get involved by becoming part of the core members.  We are trying to keep the core group somewhat small, at the moment, with ideally 1 to 2 students from each class of each discipline. Recently, members have joined our group through exploratory emails, word-of-mouth, and potentially additional leading change experience students. To learn more about IDSO, connect with us on Facebook via “Interprofessional Duluth Student Organization” or email us at idsoduluth@gmail.com.

What’s one interesting thing that most people don’t know about your group?

This group was started in the winter/spring of 2018 by a student in the leading change experience in the College of Pharmacy, Tammy Ho,  because she saw a need for interprofessional experiences in the Duluth area.

Responses by Thu Ha Nguyen

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School (IHI)

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School (IHI)

IHI logo
Tell us about your group!

Mission: We aim to connect interdisciplinary teams of University of Minnesota health professions graduate students with IHI Open School training and local health systems’ quality improvement work to deliver triple-aim value.

 

What motivated you to get involved?

I saw untapped potential for hands-on real-world collaboration between clinical health professions at our local health systems in the collaborative environment that we have as graduate students at the University of Minnesota. I wanted an opportunity to apply theory outside the classroom and work directly with clinical students. We didn’t have to reinvent the wheel - the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) provides free online quality improvement training so our teams can start projects with a shared baseline of knowledge to apply and make a tangible positive difference to health systems and patients.

Angelina and Henry met through a combined MD and MHA lecture on quality and safety, became friends, and decided to start the IHI UMN chapter as Co-Directors.

What’s your favorite event or activity in this group?

Meeting project sponsors or potential student volunteers in person and sharing a drive to have an impact in healthcare and develop the next generation of leaders. Getting input from others that improves the way we operate.

How do students get involved in your group?

We are currently open to project involvement by graduate health professions students. Check out the CHIP website, then student organizations, then Institute for Healthcare Improvement page to download our member application. Complete the application and email it with your resume to ihiumn@gmail.com

2. If a good fit is found and projects are available, you will receive potential projects at local health systems via email.

3. If interested in the projects, complete the required training. Email back your prioritized interest in the projects, your completed training certificate, and if you are interested in being a project manager to ihiumn@gmail.com

Required Training:

  • If an MHA student, complete the IHI Basic Certificate in Quality and Safety

  • If a graduate clinical student complete the core IHI Basic Certificate courses: QI 102, 103, 104, 105

4. Receive assignment to an interprofessional team on a project that you are interested in at a local health system (We currently have partnerships with M Health and Hennepin Healthcare).

5. Complete a project contract with your team and the project sponsor regarding the timeline and deliverables.

6. Complete the project.

What’s one interesting thing that most people don’t know about your group?

We will be interviewing MHA and clinical students to be the next Co-Directors in the Spring of 2019. We want to create a sustainable IHI chapter that continues to grow and develop beyond our time at the University.

Responses by Henry Soderberg, MHA Candidate

Veterinary Treatment Outreach for Urban Community Health (VeTouch)

Veterinary Treatment Outreach for Urban Community Health (VeTouch)

VeTouch logoTell us about your group!

VeTouch is a non-profit veterinary student club that provides basic veterinary care and nutritional support to low or no-income Twin Cities families. The volunteers are veterinary students who also have the opportunity to gain valuable clinical experience while promoting the human-animal bond and establishing a client-veterinary relationship. These students work under the guidance of licensed veterinarians and certified veterinary technicians.

Why did you join?

The mission of VeTouch directly aligns with my career goals of making veterinary care accessible and affordable to marginalized populations in society. I hope to utilize my managerial experience from VeTouch to one day lead my own non-profit that is built on nearly identical pillars.

What’s your favorite event or activity in this group?

VeTouch hosts monthly veterinary clinics on the first Sunday of each month at a church in downtown Minneapolis. While these clinics can be chaotic from a leadership standpoint, I absolutely love getting to meet the diverse group of clients who utilize our service and, of course, petting all of their fluffy family members. Through my leadership position, I will also be attending the Society of Student Run Free Clinics annual conference in Kansas City on March 2-4, 2019. I am incredibly excited to network with other student-run free clinics across the country and talk about best-practices in the field.  

How do students get involved in your group?

While we are primarily made up of veterinary students, we also accept pre-veterinary students as volunteers. Just check out our website at vetouch.umn.edu if you are interested in volunteering! We are also completely open to other healthcare professionals who think their presence would make a positive impact on our clientele. We are in the second year of utilizing veterinary social work interns and are very excited about the growth of this partnership.

What’s one interesting thing that most people don’t know about your group?

Our monthly clinics are completely student-run. From recruiting and organizing volunteers to garnering thousands of dollars of donated vaccines, food, and medications, the student team of ~16 officers does it all. VeTouch also shares resources and volunteers with another student organization, Student Initiative for Reservation Veterinary Services (SIRVS). SIRVS’ mission is to train future veterinarians by serving communities in need, specifically in underserved Reservation communities in Minnesota. Both groups provide invaluable services to community members while also providing an opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience in the field.

Responses by Caitlyn Rize, DVM Candidate