This form provides a mechanism to submit a course or activity for inclusion in the Interprofessional Education (IPE) Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The program includes health professional students from the College of Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and the Graduate School.

The goal of the interprofessional education program (IPE) is to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for collaborative interprofessional practice. The working definition of IPE is “when students from two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes.”

The program addresses four core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice at the informative, formative, and transformative levels of learning:

  1. Values/ethics for interprofessional practice
  2. Roles/responsibilities
  3. Interprofessional communication
  4. Teams/teamwork

Proposed courses must include faculty representation from at least two disciplines/colleges; student participants must represent at least two disciplines/colleges. Proposed activities must include faculty representation from at least two disciplines/professions and should be applicable and made available to any student enrolled in IPE irrespective of discipline/profession.

The UAMS IPE Triple Aim Curriculum Framework is comprised of three phases designed across exposure (novice), immersion (intermediate), and competence (advanced) phases of professional development to prepare students for collaborative practice.

  • Exposure: Introduces the novice student to the Triple Aim as well as the four IPEC domains. Bridge activities transition the student from exposure to immersion phase.
  • Immersion: Interprofessional teams design and implement a project to address Triple Aim goals. Interprofessional teams participate in a simulation activity.
  • Competence: Summative delivery of advanced Triple Aim content relevant to learners entering practice or post-graduate training. Completion of service learning project, practice activity or high fidelity simulation with an interprofessional team. Student educator activity where the student “circles back” in the IPE coursework.

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Please submit completed forms to Dr. Kathryn Neill at IPE@uams.edu.
The IPE vetting subcommittee will review all proposals and make recommendations for approval.

References

  1. Frenk J., Chen L., Bhutta ZA., et al. (2010). Health professionals for a new century: Transforming education to strengthen health systems in an interdependent world. Lancet. 376, 1923- 58.
  2. Interprofessional Education Collaborative Expert Panel. (2016). Core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice: Report of an expert panel. Washington, D.C.: Interprofessional Education Collaborative.