Collaborative care forum Tuesday

November 10, 2012 —

Students in all aspects of health care can be a competitive bunch. Our education system encourages them to strive for the highest grades, the highest rank in their class, the highest score on board exams.

In health care, can we be team-mates rather than opponents?

There’s nothing wrong about that; after all, we want smart, high-achieving people working in health care. The problem, though, is when they begin their careers…and have to work in teams with professionals with “other” titles – from physicians and physician assistants to nurses, health care administrators, pharmacists and compliance officers.

Barriers faced by professionals in different health care fields will be the topic of a free forum discussion on Tuesday, November 13, at 5 p.m. at Drake University. Hosted by the Rho Chi Society, the academic honor society in pharmacy, the event will feature a panel of students from various health care fields (D.O., PA, D.P.M., R.N. and pharmacy) as well as keynote speaker Allen Zagoren, D.O., M.P.A. Refreshments will be provided.

The forum will be held on the Drake campus in Harvey Ingham 104. For directions and a campus map, click here.

Endlessly curious and easily entertained, Barb Dietrich Boose loves being a member of the friendly, fascinating DMU community and its creative communications team. The University's publications director and DMU Magazine editor, Barb is always on the hunt for story ideas, good books and new recipes to try out on her family, such as her surprisingly tasty pork-and-bean bars.