President Jay Perman with this year's fellows at the 2013 Student Leadership Dinner
UMB President Jay Perman’s Symposium and White Paper Project, an interprofessional initiative that engages faculty, staff, and students from all UMB schools in a yearlong conversation on a topic of interest and importance to the University, is seeking fellowship applicatants for the upcoming academic year.
The 2013-14 program will focus on Interprofessional Education (IPE), exploring how to integrate IPE into curricula and/or co-curricular activities.
The deadline to apply is July 12 at 4:30pm. Interested students can find the application and more details, including requirements, at the program’s application webpage. Fellows receive a $1,000 stipend in addition to providing UMB senior leadership with a student perspective on its IPE implementation strategy.
Third-year law student Ian Clark was a president’s fellow this academic year, working on the topic of civility. "Over the past year, I have gained an appreciation for how much effort, collaboration, and diversity of thought goes into brainstorming, researching, writing, and editing a white paper,” Clark said at the end of his 2012-2013 fellowship.
Perman has placed a high priority on interprofessional clinical education among the seven professional schools since arriving at the university in 2010. As part of a broader initiative, the University is establishing a Center for Interprofessional Education (IPE) to see that students learn and work together across disciplines, fulfilling a key aspect of the University's 2011-2016 Strategic Plan.