IPE Faculty Simulation Day
developing and facilitating IPE simulations.
On September 10, 2019 in the UW School of Nursing Simulation Center, a group of about 40 faculty members from a number of specialties within the Schools of Dentistry, Nursing, Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine, Pharmacy, and Social Work came together to learn how to develop and implement low-resource simulation activities, effective facilitation strategies, how to debrief simulations with good judgment, and to maximize interprofessional student learning. The one-day curriculum was developed by a group of faculty members with a depth of interprofessional simulation and debriefing experience. This training was provided as a professional development opportunity to enhance our faculty members’ facilitation and debriefing skills for interprofessional simulation exercises held for health sciences students throughout the academic year.
Interprofessional education in the UW Health Sciences is an essential part of our students’ experience. They learn to work across health professions to provide the best possible overall care to their future patients and clients. To be able to offer these educational and experiential opportunities to UW Health Sciences students, we rely on dedicated colleagues within the UW system and the community to facilitate this learning, and we hope this workshop will benefit our faculty and students.