Month/Year of Graduation


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Biomedical Biology (BTCHBS)



First Advisor

Timi Barone, PhD


Interprofessional relationships are important to the productivity of healthcare teams, especially as collaborative approaches become increasingly common in the healthcare setting. This paper focuses on the impacts of interprofessionalism and interprofessional education on healthcare teams collaborations. Drawing from a mixed-methods approach, data was gathered through an online survey and interviews conducted at the UNMC GOODLIFE Clinic, a student-run clinic. Findings reveal differences in perceptions between post-graduate professionals and students regarding the role and importance of interprofessionalism. While professionals demonstrate an understanding of IP collaboration, students express a need for more comprehensive IPE. Barriers to effective teamwork, such as professional hierarchies and inconsistent communication, are identified, alongside potential remedies including fostering mutual respect and understanding. These insights show the importance of integrating IPE initiatives into healthcare education and practice to create a collaborative healthcare workforce capable of delivering high-quality, patient-centered care. Future research directions include longitudinal studies tracking the effects of IPE on practice and exploring successful strategies for enhancing interprofessional collaboration.