Second-Year Student Retreat in Sacramento

The DDS Class of 2019 recently traveled to University of the Pacific’s Sacramento campus to collaborate with students in the new Physician Assistant (PA) program for a full day of interprofessional education (IPE) as part of the second-year retreat. Students spent the day learning about each other’s profession and how they might collaborate together in the future. They worked together on diagnosis and treatment planning for a case-based scenario where a patient's symptoms include oral health issues. PA students also taught dental students how to conduct eye and ear exams, and dental students worked through a cardiac arrest scenario using the PA program's simulation mannequins. It was a fun day of collaboration, and offered a great chance to meet up with fellow students and see the Sacramento campus!