Mission & Vision
The mission of the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Office of Interprofessional Programs is to facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of interprofessional educational, clinical and research programs within and between the schools, clinical units and institutes that make up Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences.
Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences will lead the nation in training health professions students to work as effective members of interprofessional teams.
The clinical practices within RBHS will demonstrably improve health outcomes in the patients and communities we serve by providing patient care that utilizes highly functioning interprofessional teams.
The Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) Office of Interprofessional Programs was created on July 1, 2013, when most of the schools of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey were merged into Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The Schools and Institutes that comprise RBHS are:
- Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University
- Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
- Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
- Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
- Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
- Rutgers School of Nursing
- Rutgers School of Health Professions
- Institute for Health, Health Policy and Aging Research
The range of health professions students trained at RBHS allows for the development of innovative interprofessional learning opportunities that provide students from a wide range of disciplines to learn about, from and with each other.
In addition to training students from the RBHS schools, the Office of Interprofessional Programs has also created educational and clinical partnerships with the Rutgers School of Social Work, the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, and the Rutgers School of Law. Students from all of these schools are trained to work as members of highly functional collaborative teams in a variety of settings including small and large case-based sessions, student-run clinics, community based clinics and in simulated case based learning.