Lubbock Free Clinic (Impact Clinic): An Interprofessional Collaborative Care Clinic

TTUHSC Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE) Experience

Title of the Interprofessional Practice and Education Experience

Lubbock Free Clinic (Impact Clinic): An Interprofessional Collaborative Care Clinic

Experience Status


Approval Date Range

3/30/2017 - 10/24/2024

Criteria for Registering the IPE Experience

  • Involvement of two or more professions.
  • Opportunities to learn about, from, and with one another.
  • Significant interactivity between participants.
  • Teaching and/or learning about interprofessional practice and education is intentionally integrated into the activity. Interprofessional practice and education constructs are targeted with IPE learning objectives are also discussed, trained, reviewed, and/or assessed as part of the learning activity.

Type of IPE Experience

  • Clinical observation and/or professional interview
  • Experiential and/or clinical learning
  • Service learning and/or community engagement project

IPEC Core Competencies Targeted by this IPE Experience

  • Communication: Communicate in a responsive, responsible, respectful, and compassionate manner with team members.
  • Roles and Responsibilities: Use the knowledge of one’s own role and team members’ expertise to address individual and population health outcomes.
  • Teams and Teamwork: Apply values and principles of the science of teamwork to adapt one's own role in a variety of team settings.

Quintuple Aim Strategic Goals Discussed in this IPE Experience

  • Advancing health equity
  • Enhancing the experience of care
  • Improving patient and/or population health outcomes
  • Reducing the cost of care

Detailed Description and Purpose of the IPE Experience

The Lubbock Free Clinic (Impact Clinic) is a community-based urgent care clinic that seeks to provide free basic healthcare to the working poor and homeless population of Lubbock. In addition to the student-run free clinic, there is also a Class D Pharmacy, which is managed by one of the pharmacy residents from the School of Pharmacy. The student-run free clinic was developed as both a clinical and an educational initiative, with the dual goals of improving health care access for medically underserved populations, as well as increasing students’ interprofessional competence, knowledge, understanding, and respect for collaborative practice. The Lubbock Free Clinic operates every Wednesday from 6pm to 10pm, or until the last patient is seen. Student volunteers participate in the clinic each week. Students volunteers represent a wide variety of professions including audiology, medicine, nursing (graduate and doctoral level), occupational therapy, physical therapy, pharmacy, and speech-language pathology. Interprofessional practice and education is targeted during a pre-clinic huddle and during team collaboration throughout the clinic. The pre-clinic huddle includes introductions, discussion of roles and responsibilities of each profession, and discussion of interprofessional collaborative practice. Students have the opportunity to ask questions of other students, providers, and preceptors regarding roles and responsibilities and team-based care. Next, the interprofessional team conducts chart reviews for their assigned patient group. While staffing the patients, each profession has the opportunity to discuss areas of concern and the team determines the best course of action for addressing concerns. Patients are seen by interprofessional teams of students once the chart review is completed. The team discusses patient recommendations from a variety of perspectives and the team comes up with a collaborative plan of care, which is then discussed with the patient. Following the clinic, students complete a facilitated debrief to discuss team performance, roles & responsibilities, leadership, communication, and values/ethics for interprofessional care.

Level of IPE Integration

  • 2. Immersion Level: Consists of development learning activities that provide learners with the opportunity to learn about, with, and from other professional learners in an active learning situation where they are applying learning during the activity. The desired outcome for activities offered at the immersion level is that learners will develop critical thinking skills as part of an interprofessional view that incorporates multiple perspectives and acknowledges and encourages diversity in providing quality health and human services.

Attendance or Participation in the IPE Experience

  • Community service credit
  • CV credit
  • Portfolio credit
  • Voluntary basis
  • Certificate credit
  • Experiential credit

Frequency of the IPE Experience

  • 08. Weekly
  • The Lubbock Impact Clinic opens every Wednesday from 6pm until the last patient is seen (usually 9-10pm).

Duration and/or Timeline of the IPE Experience

  • 03. 4 to 5 hours
  • The Lubbock Free Clinic (Impact Clinic) is a weekly 4 hour clinic that occurs throughout the AY.

Campus and/or Location of the IPE Experience

  • Lubbock

Average Number of Learners Participating in the IPE Experience

  • 01. up to 50
  • There are approximately 20 student volunteers per clinic from a wide variety of professions.

Target Audiences

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Audiences

  • Graduate Medical Sciences, MS

School of Health Professions Audiences

  • Audiology, AuD
  • Physical Therapy, DPT
  • Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, MS
  • Speech-Language Pathology, MS
  • Addiction Counseling, MS
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MS
  • Occupational Therapy, OTD

School of Medicine Audiences

  • MS 1
  • MS 2
  • MS 3
  • MS 4
  • Residents

School of Nursing Audiences

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Graduate MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Second Degree BSN
  • Traditional BSN
  • Veteran BSN

School of Pharmacy Audiences

  • P3
  • P4
  • SOP Residents

School of Population and Public Health Audiences

  • Public Health, MPH Traditional
  • Public Health, MPH Online


Social workers, dentists, and other community health workers.

IPE Learning Objectives for the Experience

Values and Ethics

  • VE04. Value diversity, identities, cultures, and differences.
  • VE01. Promote the values and interests of persons and populations in health care delivery, One Health, and population health initiatives.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • RR03. Incorporate complementary expertise to meet health needs including the determinants of health.
  • RR02. Collaborate with others within and outside of the health system to improve health outcomes.


  • C03. Communicate clearly with authenticity and cultural humility, avoiding discipline-specific terminology.

Teams and Teamwork

  • TT03. Practice team reasoning, problem-solving, and decision-making.
  • TT06. Reflect on self and team performance to inform and improve team effectiveness.
  • TT07. Share team accountability for outcomes.

Type of Learner Assessment Administered

  • Self-reflection with facilitated debrief
  • Skills and/or competency assessment

Formal Assessment Protocol used, if Applicable

Type of Program Evaluation Administered

  • Activity feedback/evaluation – from faculty, facilitators, and/or preceptors
  • Activity feedback/evaluation – from learners
  • Facilitated debrief with planning committee

Provide Details on the Potential Sustainability of the IPE Experience

  • Dedicated personnel
  • Dedicated resources
  • Engaged community partners
  • Met an identified need or gap
  • TTUHSC is committed to providing interprofessional care in the Impact Clinic. This IPE Learning Activity provides an innovative collaborative care experience for students in a free standing clinic.

Provide Dedicated Funding Sources:

  • Decentralized school or program funding
  • In-kind contributions

Roles of Faculty/Staff in the IPE Experience:

  • Instructors and/or preceptors
  • Planning committee members
  • Faculty in the SOP, SOM, and SHP plan/organize the clinic, implement the IPE curriculum during clinic, and precept interprofessional teams of students.

Additional Information About the IPE Experience, if Necessary

Lubbock Impact
2707 34th street
Lubbock, TX 79410

IPE Experience Organizer

  • School of Health Professions
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Pharmacy

Contact Person(s) and Contact Information for the IPE Experience

Charles F. Seifert : (Regional Dean SOP)
Fiona Prabhu: (Medical Director)