Interprofessional education (IPE) purports to level hierarchy and create a collaboration between IPE program stakeholders, patients, and communities. Design sprints do level the hierarchy and should be used to design IPE. The Jefferson Health Mentor Program (JHMP) decided in spring 2021 (its 14th year) to invigorate the program in a partnership with the Jefferson Health Design Lab. The theoretical framework for a design sprint incorporates five steps:To understand, diverge, converge, prototype, and test a product. The challenge question was, “How might we make virtual JHMP more engaging for students and Health Mentor volunters?” A sampling of students, Health Mentor volunteers, and JHMP faculty along with three design sprint experts gathered virtually. The JHMP never had a process that engaged all the stakeholders at once. The experts simultaneously led three groups through the following steps: stakeholder interviews, empathy maps, brainstorming solutions, story boarding prototyping, and production of a 90-second skit. The key themes that resulted from the design sprint that informed the curricular design were:
Health Mentors are engaged, love teaching, and appreciate sharing their stories with students.
Students seek a more authentic relationship and bi-directional conversation with the Health Mentors
Students value and appreciate the interprofessional aspects of the program, while they seek to better understand their colleagues’ various roles and scope of practice in healthcare
Our design sprint involving our community volunteers and students along with faculty demonstrates the summit theme of Partnerships Advancing Care with People and Communities. The design sprint produced curricular ideas and priorities that were not evident with previous methods of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI). Our findings suggest that interprofessional programs may use design sprints as part of the CQI process to co-create and improve curriculum with their stakeholders.
In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (OICPD). The OICPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The National Center OICPD is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers (ATs). This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with their participation.
Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Nurses: Participants will be awarded contact hours of credit for attendance at this workshop.
Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: This activity is approved for contact hours.
Athletic Trainers: This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
Social Workers: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the National Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive continuing education credits.
IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.