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Every term, we offer a number of learning opportunities for all students at Baycrest. Presentations are offered in various health disciplines for students to learn about their roles in Baycrest Interprofessional team.

Interprofessional Education (IPE) Structured Placement

The structured IPE placement is an opportunity for students to work in a small group with students in other clinical professions for 5 weeks. Each session is 90 minutes. The program is designed to focus on specific geriatric issues. It includes case-based group learning, simulation and other fun activities. Some of the topics discussed are Successful Aging, Communication, Geriatric Giant, etc. This placement is for a limited number of students. Students who sign-up to participate must be available for all 5 week sessions.
Our structured IPE placements are offered in the Winter, Spring/Summer and Fall term.

For more information, please contact Samantha Yau ( and Candice Yiu (

Lunch and Learn

This is a 60 minute session where students learn about various professional and clinical topics and apply to their IPE values and principles of clinical care. Some of the topics discussed include team building, conflict resolution, motivational interviewing, and responsive behaviours. Students are encouraged to bring their lunch. All students are welcome to attend.

For more information, please contact Candice Yiu (

IPE Student Feedback

  • ​What were the most important things learned in the IPE placement?
    • Perspectives of other professions

    • Difference between delirium, dementia and depression

    • Ways to improve communication with clients and the team

    • Ethics and end of life care decision making

    • Different types of elder abuse and what to do about it

    • Being in the shoes of an elderly person and how I can change my way of practice

  • Has IPE changed your experience and career choices?
    • Yes, especially how I interact with older adults.

    • It has allowed me to adjust my programming activities with the elderly, as am more aware of their challenges

    • I now know how to connect with other professions like pastoral care as an OT student.

    • Understanding that communication is the key and to be respectful and kind when dealing with older adults.

    • I now want to specialize in Geriatrics. This program gave me more a better understanding of aging.