Lebanese American University

IPEInterprofessional Education


We are dedicated to facilitating awareness and implementation of IPE and Collaborative Practice within the LAU educational community and within healthcare education and practice. LAU is a pioneer of IPE in Lebanon since 2010, and we strive to expand our teaching, practice, and research in the field both locally and regionally.

Read the LAU-IPE’s coordinator welcome message.

Words from our students and faculty

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We, as health care professionals, have to work all together dependently, communicate effectively, and collaborate strongly aiming for the best patient care.

​Farah Bou Said, Nursing Alumna

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Since I am an intern at the hospital, I encounter many experiences with other team members. IPE helped me implement what I learned which includes giving my nutritional opinion as well as listening to others and learning from them in order to finally reach the wellbeing of the patient. 

Rebecca Labaki, Nutrition Intern

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The different communication skills taught to us were very beneficial, as our educations teach us how we do our job in our own profession, but it is the IPE program that teaches us how to tie together our different efforts to achieve our common goal, which is having the best possible patient outcome.

Ryan Dave Georgi, Nursing Student

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IPE taught me that sometimes there’s no right or wrong; it all depends on the perspective that one’s looking through. Also, all members of the team are equally important, and each contribution can make a difference.

Rasha Abou Ali, Pharmacy


I learned that people from different professions are quite similar overall. This was my first IPE and it was an excellent introduction!

Ahmad Mahdi, MED I student and participant in the “Foods That Fight Cancer” practice IPE activity


To see a student and a customer chatting over lettuce in the produce department each with a sparkle in his eye was an experience I wish I could have “bottled” and taken home with me. 

Dr. Nancy Chedid, Lead Faculty for the “Foods That Fight Cancer” practice IPE activity


Everyone knows things in their specific major and we can all help eah other. People believe us more when we’re all together!

Claire El-Jor, Dietetic intern and participant in the “Foods That Fight Cancer” practice IPE activity


I participated in 4 IPE Steps and if it hasn’t been for my work load, I would have loved to take more!

Rama El Dukar, Social Work student


You want to be a leader in the health sector? LAU-IPE is the best way and place for it. Take advantage of the opportunities and pave the way for others to follow your lead. Go out there, collaborate, negotiate and inspire… Make us proud!

Chant Kazandjian, Nursing alumnus


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IPE in pictures


Student attendance continues to increase each academic year


Interprofessional students work as a team to provide quality care


Our students learn about effective communication, collaboration, and teamwork among health and social care professionals.


The program will partner with post-licensure professionals to foster life-long learning and creation of environments that support interprofessional health and social care collaboration.