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Interprofessional Healthcare Residential College

Incoming CHS Students: Live & Learn @ UK!



The Interprofessional Healthcare Residential College (IHRC) is a holistic, high-impact educational program designed for highly-motivated students who have a passion for interprofessional healthcare and community-based learning.  At its root, interprofessional healthcare requires individuals to work collaboratively in diverse team settings and serve a wide array of peoples and populations.  This requires teamwork and a passion for serving others.  It also requires a cross-functional understanding of healthcare fields and professions.  To this end, the IHRC is dedicated to helping students learn more about a variety of healthcare majors and professions through team-based learning opportunities that involve connected coursework as well as an assortment of co-curricular opportunities, such as professionalism, leadership, and community-service activities.  

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Who may apply?

Incoming freshmen students are invited to apply to the brand new Interprofessional Healthcare Residential College (IHRC). The IHRC is interdisciplinary by design and thus open to all majors on campus.  Starting with the Fall 2015 semester, the College of Health Sciences and College of Nursing welcome the following partners: College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment, College of Communication and Information, College of Dentistry, College of Pharmacy, College of Public Health, and College of Social Work.

Returning Students are invited to apply as peer mentors by January 16th.  To read more about this great leadership opportunity and apply, please read here*. 

Why apply?

• Belong: Be engaged in a community of peers with common health care interests

• Succeed: Increase your chances of greater academic success

• Lead: Utilize and enhance leadership and critical thinking skills

How do I apply?

The Living Learning Program application is a part of your UK Housing application. The application opens September 1 and closes April 1. We encourage you to apply early and emphasize your passion for being part of a community of healthcare scholars in your essay. Spaces fill quickly, so apply today. Don’t miss your chance to be included! Click here to visit the UK Living Learning Program website.

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The Charles T. Wethington, Jr. Building opened in February 2003, is at the corner of Rose and South Limestone Streets. It houses the College of Health Sciences and other offices and laboratories.

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Questions? Contact Brendan O'Farrell
Director of the Interprofessional Healthcare Residential College Office of Student Affairs
(859) 218-6582