Stepping Out of Our "Lanes" and Reimagining Interprofessional Education
COVID-19 has amplified the social, economic, and health inequities in the U.S. that were already present prior to the global pandemic. As a result, gaps in our health care system are further widened, and individuals and communities are suffering. Traditionally, training health care providers consisted of anatomy, chemistry, biology and other life sciences to build the foundation for providing health care. More recently, training health care providers necessitates a person-centered, population health approach. Social determinants of health are critical to better patient health, and it is the responsibility of all health care workers to work interprofessionally on integrated clinical care. We must think “out of the box” and step out of our “lanes” in order to meet our patients’ needs.