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Team-Based Services

Our long-term and very valued partner, Crossings Clinic Midtown (previously known as Good Shepherd Clinic), hosts the primary clinical site for the interprofessional clinical experience, now known as Unity Clinic, to provide comprehensive, team-based care in Oklahoma City. 

Interprofessional student teams provide care ranging from initial history and assessment, diagnosis, prescription of care, dental care, hearing, physical and occupational therapy, speech language, nutrition education, and social work consultations. This work is completed on-site with clinic and outreach patients. 

We are also proud to partner with John W. Keys Speech and Hearing Center as another Unity Clinic site. Services at this location include speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, audiology, and social work. 

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 and the OU School of Social Work 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. 


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 and hope this research will help guide improvements in student experience and education. We also plan to make contributions to interprofessional education literature in the future. 

For evaluation purposes, the Jefferson Teamwork Observation Guide (JTOG) is utilized in accordance with the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs Evaluation Plan. Click here to learn more about JTOG and the OIDP Evaluation Plan.