New Interdisciplinary Health Student Journal

New Interdisciplinary Health Student Journal

Blog post by Student Action Team Leader, Jae-Yung Kwon

A new interdisciplinary health student journal has just been published! The Health Student Professional Journal is a collaboration spearheaded by students in various UBC health disciplines with support from the UBC College of Health Disciplines. Authors in this inaugural issue include those in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Counseling Psychology, Population and Public Health, Engineering, and Medicine. This student-led journal was created because we felt that in our clinical education and practice, we often worked in “siloed” healthcare care settings. Therefore, our journal facilitates in addressing the lack of interprofessional collaboration by providing experiences of shared learning in health professional education.

A key learning activity to encourage collaboration is the novel approach of the collaborative peer review process (CPRP). In place of the traditional peer review process, our unique CPRP involves two health science students from different professional disciplines meeting either face-to-face or online (e.g., via email or Skype) to review a manuscript together. This allows students to gain familiarity with the diverse perspectives and the different terminologies used by other healthcare disciplines.

The HPSJ accepts research articles, class papers, and case reports, with a vision of advancing interprofessional education, research, and knowledge exchange by engaging students to learn and work together in a non-intimidating and supportive environment.

The editorial team is seeking abstracts for future issues and welcomes hearing from interested students. Please email Jae-Yung Kwon for further inquiries: ubc.hpsj@gmail.com.

 

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