About the webinar

On March 7, 2023, we hosted a virtual panel discussion about using Friday Night at the ER for interprofessional education and collaborative practice in healthcare.

Our panel of experts – two university educators and a hospital project manager – shared how they use the game with students and health care professionals, and detail their strategies for success.

Watch the recording to learn why they chose Friday Night at the ER, how it meets their unique teaching objectives and what they have gained from using our experiential learning tool in their different IPE programs. Breakthrough Learning CEO Jeff Heil moderates the discussion.

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UB Research

Interprofessional Simulation Learning Game Increases Socialization and Teamwork Among Students of Health Professions Programs

Nurse Educator • Dec 2022

A study by University at Buffalo educators finds Friday Night at the ER to be a highly valued, effective and important experience for health professions students’ socialization and readiness to function in interprofessional teams.

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A Serious Game Employed to Introduce Principles of Interprofessional Collaboration to Students of Multiple Health Professions

Simulation & Gaming • April 2022

Educators from the University at Buffalo use of Friday Night at the ER to explore how serious games can be used to teach interprofessional teamwork and communication to early learners in a variety of health professions. Nearly 90 percent of students found it to be highly effective.

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UB Press

‘Friday Night at the ER’ Helps Students Learn Collaboration

UBNow • October 2021

The University at Buffalo’s Office of Interprofessional Education led nearly 400 first-year health professions students through the game in the fall of 2021 to help them learn about interprofessional collaboration.

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