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Team-Based Primary Care

Our long-term and very valued partner, the Good Shepherd Clinic, hosts the interprofessional clinical experience, now known as Unity Clinic, to provide comprehensive, team-based care in Oklahoma City. 

Diverse student teams provide care ranging from initial history and assessment, diagnosis, prescription of care, dental care, hearing, physical and occupational therapy, nutrition education, social work consultations, etc. This work is completed on-site with patients of Good Shepherd Clinic. 

Mobile Outreach

A primary tenant of Unity Clinic is to reduce barriers that impact access to care. This includes access to comprehensive team-based care. The mobile outreach vehicle referred to as the Health Sciences Explorer, is the result of a student-led proposal to take team-based care to communities. 

Click here to learn more about Mobile Outreach.

Patient Empowerment

  • Through our holistic approach to patient care we provide our patients with the resources to improve their health. Collaboration between students from all of the Health Science Centers colleges helps ensure that the needs of the patient are being met. 
  • Working with our partners we are looking to empower our patients to improve their health. For example, our partnership with Oklahoma Nutrition Information and Education has made it possible to provide our patients with healthy diet recipes and the tools to make them. This partnership has made it possible for our patients to take what they’ve learned from our Nutrition Science students in the clinic to their own home. We are hoping to bring in future partnerships to provide our patients with all of the ingredients to make their own diabetes and heart healthy meals. 

Research

At the Unity clinic we know that there is always room for improvement. With this focus we have created a team of students from multiple disciplines to evaluate and improve upon our program. We take pride in being patient centered and we are making efforts to research our clinic's patient impact. In our research we are studying the impact of the Unity Clinic on students' perception of each other's profession. We hope this research will help guide improvements in student experience and education. We hope to make contributions to interprofessional education literature in the future.