Research Days 2023 Poster Sessions

Interprofessional Doctoral Education in Health Professions in the United States

Location

GSU Library

Start Date

3-31-2023 11:45 AM

End Date

3-31-2023 1:15 PM

Description of Program

One of the trends in health professions education is interprofessional education, heightened during the COVID-19 pandemic and as we recover from it. The College of Health and Human Services at the Governors State University identified a need to develop an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program through its strategic planning process and has been investigating options to build and provide a Doctor of Philosophy in Health Interprofessional Leadership

Abstract

One of the trends in health professions education is interprofessional education, heightened during the COVID-19 pandemic and as we recover from it. The College of Health and Human Services at the Governors State University identified a need to develop an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program through its strategic planning process and has been investigating options to build and provide a Doctor of Philosophy in Health Interprofessional Leadership. This presentation aims to demonstrate the rationale for the interprofessional doctoral program and provide the content analysis findings of similar programs of Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Health Interprofessional Leadership. Method: We employed a purposive sampling method and utilized Google as the search engine for programs meeting the inclusion criteria of an interprofessional, doctoral degree, and health profession from June through August 2022. We conducted the content analysis of published health interprofessional doctoral programs focusing on the following areas of interest: 1) Opportunities for doctoral graduates from interprofessional programs in health professions; 2) Target student population; 3) Program structure; 4) Curriculum; and 5) Faculty disciplines. Results: A total of 25 programs meeting inclusion criteria were included in our study. The results reviewed that the interprofessional doctoral programs in health professions generally serve one of the two purposes of training interprofessional health education leadership or interprofessional health practice leadership. Graduates are prepared for leadership in health sciences and wellness, health education, healthcare management and policy, postdoctoral fellowships, and faculty appointments. The graduates of the interprofessional doctoral degree in health professions lead the health education and practice that is more and more dependent on teams of interprofessional.

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Mar 31st, 11:45 AM Mar 31st, 1:15 PM

Interprofessional Doctoral Education in Health Professions in the United States

GSU Library

One of the trends in health professions education is interprofessional education, heightened during the COVID-19 pandemic and as we recover from it. The College of Health and Human Services at the Governors State University identified a need to develop an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program through its strategic planning process and has been investigating options to build and provide a Doctor of Philosophy in Health Interprofessional Leadership. This presentation aims to demonstrate the rationale for the interprofessional doctoral program and provide the content analysis findings of similar programs of Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Health Interprofessional Leadership. Method: We employed a purposive sampling method and utilized Google as the search engine for programs meeting the inclusion criteria of an interprofessional, doctoral degree, and health profession from June through August 2022. We conducted the content analysis of published health interprofessional doctoral programs focusing on the following areas of interest: 1) Opportunities for doctoral graduates from interprofessional programs in health professions; 2) Target student population; 3) Program structure; 4) Curriculum; and 5) Faculty disciplines. Results: A total of 25 programs meeting inclusion criteria were included in our study. The results reviewed that the interprofessional doctoral programs in health professions generally serve one of the two purposes of training interprofessional health education leadership or interprofessional health practice leadership. Graduates are prepared for leadership in health sciences and wellness, health education, healthcare management and policy, postdoctoral fellowships, and faculty appointments. The graduates of the interprofessional doctoral degree in health professions lead the health education and practice that is more and more dependent on teams of interprofessional.