Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience (ILCE)

Longitudinal Clinical Experience

A curriculum built on collaboration between Yale School of Medicine, Yale School of Nursing, and the Physicians Associate Program

The Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience (ILCE) is designed to prepare first-year health professional students to function effectively in the clinical environment. The structure and content of the curriculum is based on the needs of our current healthcare and academic environment. The Yale School of Nursing (YSN), in conjunction with the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) and the Physician Associate (PA) program faculty guide groups of students in planned interprofessional clinical experiences in a consistent clinical setting. Experiences are designed to help students begin to build a working knowledge of the clinical environment, health care organizations, and to learn to work effectively as part of the interprofessional healthcare team. Experiences will also include planned group meetings designed to teach patient and family centered interviewing, physical examination skills, clinical reasoning, teamwork, and factors that impact health and the health care delivery system.

Overarching Goals

In conjunction with the plan of study at each school, the ILCE aims to achieve two overarching goals. By working together in interprofessional teams in a clinical setting students will:

  • Begin to build a working knowledge of the patient-care experience and multi-disciplinary clinical environment.
  • Adapt history taking and physical examination skills to meet the needs of the patients in assigned clinical setting(s).


Eve Colson, MD, Professor (YSM)


Linda Honan, PhD, CNS- BC, RN, ANEF, Professor (YSN)

Rosana Gonzalez-Colaso, PharmD, MPH Assistant Professor (PA Program)

Barry Wu, MD, Clinician (YSM) 

Section Leaders: 

David Brissette, MMSc., PA-C, Assistant Professor (PA Program) 

Deborah Fahs, DNP, FNP- BC, Assistant Professor (YSN)

Beth Grunschel, MD Assistant Professor in Psychiatry (YSM) 

Ami Marshall, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC, Lecturer (YSN) 

Patrice O’Neill-Wilhelm, RN, MSN, APRN, Lecturer (YSN) 

Elizabeth Roessler, MMSc, PA-C, Assistant Professor (PA Program)

Director of ILCE

Eve R Colson, MD, MEd is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of General Pediatrics. She also serves as the Director of Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience (ILCE).