Case Western Reserve University
Having the opportunity to work directly with clients while also working with professionals allowed me to learn while actively doing. Which, in this case was the best teacher because it allowed for hands on instruction and interaction. The Aging in Place Interprofessional Experience allowed me to interact with students from other medical professions as well as gave me a glimpse into other professions and how they may address a particular issue in comparison to my field or profession. These interactions helped develop skills key to providing quality care to aging individuals, such as engagement and assessment strategies. With the supervision, workshops, and team assessments, there has been various opportunities to improve upon skills needed for the best care to be given. Programs such as this encourage students to learn from and engage with a growing yet vulnerable population. Experiences like this help place the important work as professionals we do, and how the work we conduct can be the difference between life and death. I hope to participate next year in the program to further develop those important skills.