Abstract 

Students in health profession programs are traditionally educated in “silos” throughout their program of study caring for patients in Episodic periods of time. Upon graduation, they are expected to function as part of the health care team, collaborating with others to care for patients from the initial point of contact to discharge. This article describes the Simulated Interdisciplinary to Multidisciplinary Progressive-Level Education (SIMPLE©) approach. The objective is to provide students from multiple disciplines the opportunity to collaboratively care for a patient from the initial point of contact through discharge following Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) TeamSTEPPS and best practice guidelines in a simulated learning environment.

KeyWords: collaborative practice, interdisciplinary, interprofessional education, multidisciplinary, progressive scenario, simulation, team-based learning