WSU Applebaum IPE event delivers hands-on lessons in health care collaboration

In line with Wayne State’s College to Career initiative — which seeks to provide every student with experiential learning opportunities that allow them to encounter the world, gain deeper insights and new perspectives, and prepare for prosperous careers — Assistant Clinical Professor of Medical Laboratory Science MaryAnne Stewart led an interprofessional event on April 1, along with Assistant Clinical Professor of Physician Assistant Studies Nicole Grange and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medical Laboratory Science Ronette Chojnacki.


The IPE event brought together 60 students from WSU Applebaum’s Medical Laboratory Science and Physician Assistant Studies programs.

“Our primary goal was to promote collaboration and mutual understanding between these two crucial health care disciplines,” Stewart said.


To facilitate active engagement, interactive activities focused on case studies and laboratory simulations that mirror real-world health care scenarios. Students from both disciplines worked side by side to analyze lab results, interpret diagnostic tests and formulate treatment plans collaboratively.

An anchor in urban health care 

The Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is built on more than 100 years of tradition and innovation in the heart of Detroit. We have grown deep roots in our city, harnessing its powerhouse hospital systems and community service organizations as vibrant, real-world training grounds for students, with an ongoing focus on social justice in health care. And our research at all levels – from undergraduates to veteran faculty members – translates into creative solutions for healthier communities.

Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering approximately 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 24,000 students.

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