Interprofessional Education and Practice: Teamwork, Collaboration, and Networking

November 21
UCSF Library, Room CL-220/223
530 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco CA


Interprofessional Education and Practice Series
Teamwork, Collaboration, and Networking

Led by:

Suzanne Gordon
Assistant Adjunct Professor
UCSF School of Nursing

Rebecca Shunk, MD
Director, Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education
Associate Program Director, PRIME Program, UCSF Internal Medicine Residency


Despite an almost singular focus on teamwork in health care, this is only one type of interprofessional interaction providers undertake in their daily work providing care to patients. This workshop explores different forms of interprofessional interaction which health care providers undertake across a range of clinical settings. Specifically it will consider how interprofessional teamwork, collaboration, coordination and networking – as distinct, but related activities – are used to deliver patient care.

During this workshop, participants will:

  • Reflect upon their engagement in differing forms of interprofessional interaction when working with colleagues in other professional groups.
  • Engage in a small group activity where participants will examine the uses and limitations of interprofessional teamwork, collaboration, coordination  and networking activities.
  • Undertake a large group discussion based on the small group activity.

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Outline and describe differing approaches to undertaking interprofessional work.
  • Explain how interprofessional teamwork, collaboration, coordination and networking can be employed to delivery effective care.

This workshop is one in a 12-part series covering fundamental issues in interprofessional education and practice. Workshops need not be taken in sequence.


The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The UCSF School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of two AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.
The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

Course No. MGR14075