Office of Interprofessional Education

MSC 11 6055
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Physical Location:
SURGE Building (#226)
Suite 140, Room 151A (first floor)

Phone: (505) 272-1613

UNM HSC Project ECHO--Interprofessional Chronic Complex Disease Rotation

Faculty from the UNM HSC School of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, and College of Nursing collaboratively offer a four-week interprofessional chronic complex disease rotation that includes fourth-year medical and pharmacy students, second-year nurse practitioner students, and second-year BSN students.   The rotation is offered annually in January and February. 

The rotation integrates four Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) weekly chronic disease clinics,, and four comparable interprofessional, university-based ambulatory clinics.  The rotation includes interactive modules on social, behavioral, cultural, and contextual learning in patient care.  The students work in small groups for team work sessions and develop interprofessional patient management plans.  The faculty facilitate debriefing sessions after each learning activity/clinic and students provide reflections on interprofessional roles, team-based care, and chronic disease.

By the end of the rotation, learners will:

  • Demonstrate interprofessional team-based, patient-centered, problem solving 
  • Demonstrate interprofessional chronic disease care and management skills with two to three patients
  • Demonstrate integration of cultural fluency and social factors in team-based care of patients with chronic complex disease
  • Integrate core competencies and interprofessional goals for safe, high quality patient-centered care (Interprofessional Education Collaborative Expert Panel, 2011).


  • UNM HSC School of Medicine: Clinical Elective, CLNS 950B
  • UNM HSC College of Pharmacy: Register through the COP Experiential Education Office
  • UNM HSC College of Nursing: Contact Dr. Van Roper


  • UNM HSC School of Medicine
    • Michelle Iandiorio, MD; Associate Professor, UNM Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases;
    • Summers Kalishman, PhD; Associate Professor, UNM Department of Internal Medicine;
  • UNM HSC College of Pharmacy
    • Paulina Deming, PharmD; Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, UNM College of Pharmacy;  
    • Joe Anderson, PharmD; Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, UNM College of Pharmacy;
  • UNM HSC College of Nursing