January 19, 2012 at 12:00 pm
Implementing interprofessional education (IPE) activities and establishing an IPE program can appear daunting. Known challenges include issues of leadership commitment, faculty and student buy-in, coordination across programs, academic calendars and class schedules, faculty development, and resources. Based upon the literature and the experience of one academic health science center, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), this session will discuss successful strategies for launching a sustainable IPE program at an academic health center. Unique to the MUSC IPE program is the inclusion of biomedical graduate studies students. An example program implementation framework and conceptual learning model with associated student learning goals will be presented. Required IPE student learning experiences, extra-curricular IPE experiences, and faculty development activities will be highlighted. Student assessment and program evaluation approaches will be briefly discussed. The objectives for the session are:
- Discuss strategies for IPE program implementation
- Describe IPE curricular activities
- Identify how IPE can be included in the extra-curricular environment
- Discuss faculty development approaches
- Identify IP student assessment and program evaluation approaches
This webinar will inform other institutions embarking on the development of IPE activities and establishment of a program possible approaches for their own efforts.