Table 5

Respondents’ perceptions of severity of barriers to implementation of interdisciplinary education (N=23)

BarrierMean (SD)
Academic calendars and schedule50.27 (34.52)
Faculty resistance42.85 (29.73)
Separate patient treatment areas not in proximity to one another40.47 (34.74)
Lack of institutional support37.53 (27.34)
Lack of student interest36.71 (27.11)
Lack of classroom space24.59 (28.85)
Comparable readiness of students24.05 (19.68)
  • Note: Responses were on scale from 0=no barrier to 100=major barrier.