Poster: Patient Satisfaction with Interprofessional Team Based Care in a Student Run Free Clinic.

Sam On, Phillip Abarca, Anthony Sophonsri, J Purdy, Christopher Forest

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster


There are over 208 student-run clinics (SRCs) in the United States. Of these, the number that are interprofessional is unknown. Interprofessional (IP) team-based care has been proposed as part of the solution to meet the increased demands for access to health care. Data suggests many patients do not view primary care teams as coherent, nor an asset to their care. This leads to increased errors and health costs. SRCs are designed to address a need for collaborative team-based care. The purposes of this study are to increase patient satisfaction, educate student volunteers in IP education, and provide the health community with team-based solutions to fill the gap in healthcare.
IP healthcare teams deliver team-based care with a high level of patient satisfaction.

Although the numbers are small, there appears to be a trend for female and college-educated patients to prefer care by an individual provider over team-based care. This SRC model can help prepare students to address future health care needs by teaching them collaborative IP team-based care. Due to limited data, continued research on patient satisfaction and attitudes toward team-based interprofessional care is warranted.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - Feb 2017
EventSociety of Teachers of Family Medicine / Annual Medical Education Conference - Anaheim, CA
Duration: Feb 1 2017 → …


ConferenceSociety of Teachers of Family Medicine / Annual Medical Education Conference
Period2/1/17 → …


  • IPE
  • Student-Run Clinic
  • Team-based care


  • Education
  • Medicine and Health Sciences

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