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Promoting Interprofessional Education for Students - PIPES

The MIPERC organization PIPES (Promoting Interprofessional Education for Students) provides students with the opportunity to learn how to work with other health professions. The organization assumes two responsibilities for contributing to interprofessional education:

  • Facilitate the provision of highest quality health care through collaborative practice
  • Provide the venue in which students from each of the health professions share important topics and concepts to better understand other health care professions and roles on the team

PIPES aids in the development of the individual student's professional role with opportunities to provide volunteer and/or research opportunities in the West Michigan community.


PIPES Student Officer Positions Now Posted! Apply today!

Are you looking to gain leadership experience, promote interprofessionalism, earn service learning hours for your IPE certificate, network in the community and/or boost your resume?

Apply today for a PIPES Student Officer position for the 2018-2019 Academic Year

Find out more information & apply here

Applications are due MARCH 16th, 2018

PIPES Meetings

PIPES - It's All in Your Genes on February 21, 2018

PIPES - It's All in Your Genes

February 21, 2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

PIPES is excited to welcome the following guest speakers to our February Event! Dr. Caleb Bupp, MD, FACMG Mary Oliver, MS, CGC Nicole Wright, MS, CGC Genetics is revolutionizing medicine...

PIPES - Interprofessional Simulation on March 21, 2018

PIPES - Interprofessional Simulation

March 21, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join PIPES for our Winter 2018 Interprofessional Simulation featuring a design from the MIPERC Simulation Design Competition! Stay tuned for further details! Date and time subject to change. 

PIPES - Sexual Assault Panel on April 5, 2018

PIPES - Sexual Assault Panel

April 5, 2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Save the date!

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PIPES January 2018

Pregnancy, Childbirth, & Postpartum Healthcare Panel

PIPES December 2017

Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC)

PIPES October 2017

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Survivorship Panel

PIPES February 2017

PIPES January 2017

PIPES November 2016

Meet the 2017-2018 PIPES Student Officers!

Jessica Fritzler, MPH – Co-President

Erin Schroeder, Pharm D. Candidate – Co-President

Chanel Newton, MPH – Marketing/Social Media

Caroline Panoff, AHS/Pre-PAS – Marking/Social Media

Alicia Gonzalez, AHS/Pre-SLP – Secretary

Jamie Platt, Nursing – Advisory Board Member

Winners will be announced on March 1, 2018!

PIPES Contact

For more information regarding PIPES, please contact:

Lisa Naymick

Phone: 616-331-5667