New IPE Opportunities at UW in 2018-2019
The Interprofessional Active Learning Series (iPALS) will offer health sciences students several new sessions.
In 2018-2019, several new sessions will be added to the Interprofessional Active Learning Series (iPALS). iPALS familiarizes pre-licensure health sciences students with the core competencies needed to practice in interprofessional teams: values/ethics for interprofessional practice, roles/responsibilities, interprofessional communication, and teams and teamwork (IPEC, 2016). This series is an opportunity intended to widen the engagement of students at multiple points throughout their training, and to provide interprofessional offerings that meet students’ needs.
Twelve proposals for new sessions were submitted at the end of Spring Quarter 2018. Selected submissions will be co-developed by the iPALS Workgroup and the submitters. During the 2018-2019 academic year, iPALS plans to offer two quarterly 2-hour IPE sessions.
The iPALS Workgroup includes faculty from all six health sciences schools and staff from the UW Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research & Practice (CHSIE): Charlotte Sanders (Social Work), Christine Kempe (MEDEX), Hilaire Thompson (Nursing), Jacqueline Daniels (Speech & Hearing), Jennifer Danielson (Pharmacy), Karen McDonough (Medicine), Michelle Averill (Public Health), Patti Matsuda (Rehab Medicine), Rolf Christenson (Dentistry), Susan Kapp (Rehab Medicine), Susan Spaulding (Rehab Medicine), and Tracy Brazg (CHSIE). Funding for iPALS is provided by the University of Washington Board of Health Sciences Deans.
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