Interprofessional Education:  The Faculty Perspective

LEGOS:  Learning about Education in Group Opportunities

Academic Health Centers have three main missions:

  • Clinical service
  • Education
  • Research

Interprofessional collaboration across these three missions enhances the quality and impact of projects in all three domains.  Yet Interprofessional Education efforts are largely limited to the student IPE curriculum that integrates student learning across the institution, leading many faculty to conclude that IPE is only for faculty involved in educational pursuits.  A comprehensive approach to faculty development that incorporates a broader vision of interprofessional collaboration is critical for institutional acceptance and engagement in IPE.

The UAMS Office of IPE offers a foundational awareness seminar (101: Interprofessional Education: Theory and UAMS Application) live (Check our Facebook page for events)  or via online module offered to all faculty across all colleges.  This seminar heightens the need for interprofessional collaboration across the three missions and highlights the shared core competency domains that underlie team science, collaborative practice, and interprofessional education efforts.

After completing the 101, additional faculty development events were designed to address the development of those core skill domains within each mission.

The LEGOS monthly noontime lecture series presents didactics and interprofessional active learning elements which highlight one or more of the core competency domains that underlie faculty collaborations across the three missions (understanding roles/responsibilities of all team members, communication skills, developing a shared culture and set of values, and optimizing team process). Thus, separate collaborative practice, team science, and interprofessional facilitator skill-building seminars are available.


Busy schedule?  Can’t make the live activity?
We have online modules available, complete with continuing education (CE) credit!



Date Presented Module Expiration Title Link
3/4/20 04/15/23 Interprofessional Care for ADHD and Specific Learning Disorder
4/1/20 04/22/23 Interprofessional Approach to Parenting Skills in Primary Care
6/7/17 06/08/23 Small Group Facilitation
7/5/17 06/11/23 Large Group Facilitation
5/6/20 06/12/23 Working from Home During COVID: Managing Stress and Maximizing Productivity
6/3/20 09/02/23 Endemic and Emerging Tickborne Disease (ADH) (Laura Rothfeldt)
7/1/20 04/25/24 Time Management (Wendy Ward)
9/2/20 One Health (Susan Weinstien) Coming Soon
10/7/20 Communicable Diseases; Rules and Regulations for Reporting  (Cat Waters – ADH) Coming Soon
11/4/20 Piloting an Inter-professional, Telemedicine Clinic for the Treatment of Chronic Pain: AR-IMPACT (Arkansas Improving Multidisciplinary Pain Care and Treatment) Corey Hayes & Jonathon Goree Coming Soon
12/2/20 Interprofessional Rounds (Wendy Ward) Coming Soon
01/06/21 Interprofessional Approaches to Culinary Medicine  (Margaret Pauly) Coming Soon
02/03/21 05/05/25 Interprofessional Ethics (Micah Hester)
03/03/21 Addressing Health Literacy into every Clinical Encounter   (Alison Caballero) Coming Soon
04/28/21 04/28/24 Interprofessional Ethics: What Music-Making Processes Can Teach Health Care (Micah Hester)
05/05/21 Interprofessional Simulation Education: Rationale and Current Evidence (Karen Dickinson) Coming Soon
06/02/21 Managing Conflict on Your Team (Wendy Ward) Coming Soon
07/07/21 Interprofessional Approach to Health Equity and Healthcare Equity for the LGBTQI Community(Kate Stewart) Coming Soon
08/04/21 05/05/25 Best Practices in Working with Transgender Patients (Dr. Luann Racher)
09/01/21 05/05/25 In-Room Electronic Health Record Documentation:  How to Minimize Impact on Patient Care Outcomes and Experience (Wendy Ward)
10/06/21 07/01/24 Decrease Gossip/Increase Positivity among Interdisciplinary Teams  (Paula Anderson)
11/03/21 07/01/24 Climate Health and the Impact on Human Health (David Davies)
12/01/21 Recognizing and Helping Faculty in Distress (Puru Thapa) Coming Soon
01/05/22 07/01/24 Professionalism in the Classroom Setting (Karen Dickinson, Tiffany Huitt, Wendy Ward, Austin Porter, Teresa Whited, Dianne Jarrett)
02/02/22 07/01/24 Navigating Ethical Dilemmas in Clinical Settings (Micah Hester)
03/02/22 03/06/25 How to be culturally sensitive in providing clinical care to Marshallese patients (Sheldon Riklon)
04/06/22 Maximizing Empathy: Caring for Vulnerable Patients (Riley Lipschitz) Coming Soon
05/04/22 Inclusivity in Managing Video Conference Barriers (Melanie Thornton) Coming Soon
06/01/22 1/9/2026 Mental Illness and the Workplace (Isis Pettway)
07/06/22 25 Evidence-Based Ways 10 Minutes Can Change Your Life: Practical Tips to Promote Wellness (Wendy Ward) Coming Soon
08/03/22 Virtual learner engagement – challenges and strategies (Karen D, Austin P, Tiffany H, Diane J, Teresa W, Wendy W) Coming Soon
09/07/22 Place Matters—Geography and the Social Determinants of Health (Riley Lipschitz) Coming Soon
10/05/22 Patients with Intellectual Disabilities (Jennifer Avery) Coming Soon
10/9/22 10/09/25 2022 Interprofessional Collaboration & Theory at UAMS (IPE 101)
11/02/22 1/9/2026 Mental Illness and the Workplace (Isis Pettway)
12/07/22 Breaking Communication Barriers (Office of Translation and Interpreting Services) Coming Soon
01/04/23 03/03/26 The Psychology of Pain (Tiffany Howell)
02/01/23 03/16/26 Making a Real Impact on Stress and Burnout in the Clinic Setting (Theresa Wyrick)
03/01/23 De-escalation of hostile/violent patients (Tomeka Toney)
04/05/23 Virtual Interviews Panel (K. Dickinson, T. Huitt, A. Porter) Coming Soon
05/03/23 Opioid Prevention for Aging and Longevity (O.P.A.L) (Gohar Azhar)
06/07/23 Creating an Inclusive Environment (Emily Freeman)

New modules on IPE and IPCP are added monthly.