What is HPSC? We are happy to explain...
The UIC Health Professions Student Council (HPSC) is a liaison organization between the individual health professions students, student groups, and the university at large. We appoint students to university and campus-wide committees to represent the interest of the health professional student body. Additionally, we fund the individual health professional student councils and provide additional funding to students for travel and interdisciplinary projects. In recent years, our student-ran organization has also provided a forum for interdisciplinary discourse through our Collaborative Healthcare Series.


IPE Immersion Day

posted Jan 20, 2015, 1:48 PM by Unknown user

The concepts of interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative practice (CP) are part of a growing imperative to embrace the changing models of health care delivery.
You are invited to participate in an “immersion day” on Friday, April 10, 2015, when students from across the health sciences and other UIC colleges will convene in the UIC Forum for a half-day of interactive learning as part of a blended course. Readings and preparatory work are assigned in Blackboard prior to that day. The April 10 workshop itself is a face-to-face experience; students are expected to participate in person. Please note that if you are scheduled for your practicum during this time the practicum will take priority . Also, this is the date of the Illinois HIM Association Annual meeting in Springfield, Illinois if you are planning to attend that
See attachment for more details on the IPE Immersion Day at UIC. Enrollment closes at 4:00 p.m. January 30, 2015. Registration is on a first come, first-served basis and requires program approval.
Students may choose to participate in this course as either a "resume-enhancing experience" (accrues no course credit) or by enrolling in a one-credit hour independent study, which may result in an additional charge for tuition. A written and submitted self-reflection summarizing the interprofessional education experience will be required for the credit-bearing independent study.
If you are interested in learning together to improve your future collaborative skills in order to build a safer and better patient-centered U.S. health care system, please contact:
· HIM undergraduates and Post-Baccalaureate HIM students: Karen Patena, RHIA, patena@uic.edu
· Health Informatics students: Annette Valenta, DrPH, valenta@uic.edu

College of Nursing Simulation Lab Event

posted Jan 6, 2015, 9:55 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 10, 2015, 8:32 AM by Unknown user ]

The UIC College of Nursing has once again agreed to open the doors to their patient simulation lab to allow students from each college to learn basic medical and emergency techniques. The event is a unique opportunity to meet students from other colleges and work together to learn and utilize new skills.

If you are interested in participating, please RSVP using the link below. If planning to register, please understand that space is EXTREMELY limited due to the capacity of the CON Simulation Lab. With your RSVP, you are expected to attend the event. Please do not RSVP unless you are entirely sure that you can attend and stay the full amount of time.

Please note that this qualifies as one of the two HPSC-organized events required for the HPSC Collaborative Healthcare Series Award.

Event Details:

January 28, 5-8 PM
College of Nursing (South of UIC Sports & Fitness Center)

World Aids Day - December 1st

posted Nov 26, 2014, 10:28 AM by Unknown user

Please join us for another great Collaborative Healthcare Series Event on December 1st - World Aids Day. Dinner will be provided, please RSVP. More information can be seen in the attached announcement.

CHS Info Session Follow-Up

posted Oct 9, 2014, 5:42 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Oct 9, 2014, 5:45 PM ]

Yesterday, HPSC held an informational session about our interprofessional lecture series that we offer to all students. To view the slides that were presented, see the PowerPoint attachment below.

If you would like to sign up for email announcements for the HPSC Collaborative Healthcare Series, please follow the link below. 

HPSC Collaborative Healthcare Series Info Session

posted Oct 3, 2014, 10:29 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Oct 3, 2014, 10:30 AM ]

Interested in enhancing your professional resume and increasing your knowledge of interprofessional education? Join us for an information session where we will explain how to complete the HPSC Collaborative Healthcare Series, answer questions, and give away a bunch of free stuff. RSVP using the link below.

College of Medicine East Room 367

Wedneday, October 8 @ 5 PM

Travel Grants for 2014-15 Q1

posted Apr 17, 2014, 6:55 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Oct 9, 2014, 5:46 PM by Unknown user ]

The 2014-2105 Travel Grant Application Deadline for Quarter 1 (May 16 - August 15​) has been extended. Applications are now due April 21. Any submissions after 11:59 PM on April 21 will not be accepted.

Free Dental Screening

posted Jan 28, 2014, 11:19 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 3, 2014, 4:13 PM by Unknown user ]

Patients are needed by dental students for licensing exams. Please see details listed below:


Saturday January 25th
Saturday, February 1st
Saturday, February 15th

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Screening includes free limited screening exam and if indicated, selected x-rays
  • Patients selected qualify for treatment on days of licensing exam (March 22 and 23)
  • Patients with all missing teeth are not accepted
  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Cannot be allergic to latex
801 S. Paulina Chicago, IL 60612

HPSC CHS 2 Photos

posted Jan 26, 2014, 9:43 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 3, 2014, 4:15 PM ]

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2nd HPSC Collaborative Healthcare Series event. And a special thank you to those from the College of Nursing who helped make the event possible! Please take the chance to see some photos from the event.

HPSC CHS 2: Nursing Simulation Lab

Library of Health Sciences Survey

posted Jan 15, 2014, 7:43 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 3, 2014, 4:15 PM ]

The UIC Library of Health Sciences is planning major renovations. Please take a few minutes to complete a survey to communicate needed improvements, ideas, and suggestions.


HPSC Collaborative Healthcare Series 2

posted Dec 17, 2013, 3:49 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 3, 2014, 4:16 PM by Unknown user ]

HPSC is excited to announce our next Collaborative Healthcare Series event. On Wednesday, January 22, we will be hosting an emergency scenario simulation event at the College of Nursing.

Participants will be placed on a team with other health professions students and go through a number of scenarios. The scenarios are meant to simulate common emergencies that could present in the healthcare setting or during everyday activities.

Dinner will be provided, prizes will be awarded to the highest scoring team, and we will raffle off prizes for registered participants. Please sign up using the RSVP link below or by scanning the QR Code. More information will be provided to participants before the event.


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