Lightning Talk

Development and Implementation of a Criterion-based Interprofessional Education Experience Inventory

Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
Interprofessional practice and education (IPE)

This lightning talk presents one large academic institution’s efforts to collect, categorize, and evaluate interprofessional education (IPE) experiences occurring across the University. Often, IPE activities within programs or schools may not be known to those implementing the centrally offered IPE program. After four prior unsuccessful attempts to collate such experiences, the author University’s Center for Interprofessional Health created a new approach to discover existing IPE activities, evaluate them against standard criteria, make them available to other schools, and track participation. Accepted activities were added to an inventory of IPE activities and made available for students and academic programs. This topic relates directly to the conference theme “Interprofessional Learning for Collaborative Practice in Education” through connections to building a centralized IPE curriculum across didactic and experiential phases and empowering collaborative efforts across academic units. The approach created at this institution resulted in an increase in approved IPE activities from 4 to 45 in three years, indicating a useful model that may be of benefit to other academic institutions. The evaluation strategies, lessons learned, and next steps presented in this talk offers a path for attendees to gain applied knowledge and actionable ideas to be considered for implementation at their own institution. Creation of evidence-based selection criteria for IPE activities paired with a low-burden submission process contributes to expansion of a high quality IPE program to benefit learners and communities served.