What is Disaster Day?
Disaster Day is the nation’s largest student-led interprofessional emergency response simulation. Interprofessional student teams come together to diagnose, treat and care for volunteer "patients and populations." Participating students are better prepared to respond to emergencies, and learn vital skills to practice collaboratively upon graduation.
When is Disaster Day?
February 15, 2019 marks the event’s 11th anniversary.
The Office of Interprofessional Education & Research (IPER) has worked with the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and the School of Public Health to restructure Disaster Day with a greater focus on interprofessionalism.
Why Disaster Day Matters
In these Disaster Day scenarios, we come all together and we allow the students to interact and learn from each other, and see the skills that each health professional can bring. These are the activities that really help prepare the workforce of the future.
Disaster Day in the News
Ten years of disaster training
Texas A&M conducts nation's largest student-led, interprofessional emergency response exercise, with 650 participants, this year’s Disaster Day was led by students and faculty from five Texas A&M colleges
About 650 A&M students practice mock emergencies as part of 10th annual Disaster Day
Students from five Texas A&M colleges participate in a emergency response simulation