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
05/05/22 05/05/25 Time Management (Wendy Ward)
02/03/21 05/05/25 Interprofessional Ethics (Micah Hester)
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 05/05/25 Decrease Gossip/Increase Positivity among Interdisciplinary Teams  (Paula Anderson)
11/03/21 05/05/25 Climate Health and the Impact on Human Health (David Davies)
01/05/22 05/05/25 Professionalism in the Classroom Setting (Karen Dickinson, Tiffany Huitt, Wendy Ward, Austin Porter, Teresa Whited, Dianne Jarrett)
02/02/22 05/05/25 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)
06/01/22 1/9/2026 Mental Illness and the Workplace (Isis Pettway)
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)
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 03/17/26 De-escalation of hostile/violent patients (Tomeka Toney)


07/06/22 25 Evidence-Based Ways 10 Minutes Can Change Your Life: Practical Tips to Promote Wellness (Wendy Ward) Coming Soon
04/05/23 Virtual Interviews Panel (Karen D, Valerie T, Austin P, Dianne J, Teresa W, Tiffany H) Coming Soon
05/03/23 Small/Large Group Facilitation (Wendy Ward) Coming Soon
06/07/23 Creating an Inclusive Environment (Emily Freeman) Coming Soon
07/05/23 integrated behavioral health care across subspecialty environments:  Why YOU need a psychologist in your clinic (Brandi Whitaker) Coming Soon
08/02/23 Child Welfare/Abuse Mandated Reporter Information (Sherry Williamson) Coming Soon
09/06/23 Opioid Prevention for Aging and Longevity (O.P.A.L.) (Gohar Azhar) Coming Soon
10/04/23 How to Run an Interprofessional Meeting (Pam DeGravelles) Coming Soon
11/01/23 “Psychological Safety in the Workplace” (Wendy Ward) Coming Soon
12/06/23 Artificial Intelligence in Health Profession Education (Santhosh Cherian) Coming Soon
01/03/24 Maximizing Learning During Shadowing Experiences (Kat Neill, Wendy Ward, Karen Dickinson) Coming Soon
02/07/24 Safe Zones (Lauren Parker) Coming Soon
03/06/24 Connections Between Perfectionism and Hidden Depression in Healthcare Workers w/ Dr. Margaret Rutherford Coming Soon
04/03/24 Importance of Diversity in Teams (Gwendolyn Bryant-Smith , Dr. Roopa Ram) Coming Soon
05/01/24 Coming Soon
06/05/24 Coming Soon

New modules on IPE and IPCP are added monthly.