Interdisciplinary Student Council (ISC)

Interdisciplinary Student Council

The Interdisciplinary Student Council (ISC) is an intentionally designed mechanism for student engagement with infrastructure to support student-led initiatives pertaining to the academic mission of the Interprofessional Educators & Practitioners Association and the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs. The ISC has representatives from each college on campus, and additional representatives from each college and department serving on project teams.

The contact information for each college's representatives can be found here

ISC Vision

The vision for the ISC structure in the IEPA Student-Faculty Committee is to establish an effective and  efficient model that allows students to engage with IEPA and in doing so empower student leaders to  initiate, implement, and grow ID/IPE initiatives. 

ISC Mission

The core mission of ISC is to empower students to improve and advance interdisciplinary education at  OUHSC. ISC members are official representatives of each college’s student body, providing an effective  means of communication, promotion, and advocacy for ID/IPE. 

Goals of the ISC 

  • Provide insight from and advocate for the student body of each college 
  • Promote ID/IPE within each college and throughout campus 
  • Provide an opportunity for students to create sustainable campus-wide ID/IPE programs - Grow, improve, and oversee existing ID/IPE initiatives 

Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds

The Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds is a seminar discussion presenting content applicable to the campus-community regarding team-based treatment approach as developed and implemented by students with direction from faculty advisors and/or content experts.

Additional information regarding ISC Grand Rounds can be viewed in the poster presentation from the 2022 Interdisciplinary Collaboration Symposium

Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds Recordings

  • September Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds
    An Introduction to the ISC and Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds
  • October Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds
    A Guide to the Vaccine Hesitancy Toolkit

Additional ISC Activities

To uphold the core mission of ISC, all members will be expected to promote ID/IPE within their college and throughout campus. All members may initiate new ID/IPE projects as agreed  upon through the ISC, may lead specific ISC committees or projects, and must attend Student-Faculty Committee meetings. 

ISC is regularly engaged in campus-wide, student-led programming including:

  • Unity Clinic
  • Graduate Research Education and Technology (GREAT) Symposium
  • Reproductive Health Symposium
  • And beginning in 2023, the annual Bridges to Access Conference

HSC Student Government Association

In 2019, the campus created new SGA positions: Interdisciplinary Education Liaisons.

  • The first position in OUHSC SGA completely dedicated to promoting interdisciplinary education by collaborating with IEPA, opening the door for boundless cross-pollination of ideas and projects between these organizations.
  • This initiative was led by Danial Gebreili (College of Medicine student) and made possible by the leadership of IEPA Student-Faculty Committee, notably Co-Chair Lin Goldson, as well as Sarah Bramlett, Associate Director of the OUHSC Office of Student Affairs. Danial will be serving as one of two Interdisciplinary Education Liaisons on SGA Executive Board.
  • We will be paving the way for a cohesive partnership between these two organizations with the common goal of excellence in interdisciplinary collaboration.