in·​ter·​pro·​fes·​sion·​al ˌin-tər-prə-ˈfe-sh(ə-)nəl How to pronounce interprofessional (audio)
variants or less commonly inter-professional
: occurring between or involving two or more professions or professionals
an interprofessional committee
interprofessional collaboration

Examples of interprofessional in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The hope is to create an interprofessional educational model where students can learn from all disciplines to integrate them into their health practice, Ray said. Sasha Richie, Dallas News, 15 Sep. 2023 The state has since stepped up testing, and those efforts have resulted in more positive tests, said Dr. Daniel Derksen, associate vice president for health equity, outreach & interprofessional activities at the University of Arizona Health Sciences. Mary Kilpatrick, cleveland, 19 June 2020 Known as interprofessional education, this model has been shown to improve clinical outcomes, reduce medical errors, increase patient satisfaction, and decrease provider burnout. James Herbert, STAT, 17 Feb. 2023 Caroline Heinem Spalding's chief advancement officer, said the center can even incorporate studies outside health like intelligent design to create a a full interprofessional education. Sylvia Goodman, The Courier-Journal, 22 July 2021 During the three years of medical school, students work alongside interprofessional healthcare teams and take on increasing patient care responsibilities before beginning the three-year family medicine residency at the same site. John Benson, cleveland, 19 May 2021 Hector Chapa is a clinical assistant professor and director of interprofessional education at the College of Medicine, Texas A&M University. Hector Chapa, Discover Magazine, 6 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of interprofessional was in 1837

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Cite this Entry

“Interprofessional.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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