Since 2016 the Health Sciences Board of Deans has supported the central coordination of Interprofessional Education (IPE) at the University of Washington. Below are descriptions of core programming for students and faculty to participate in IPE in the classroom and community settings. IPE welcomes students from social work, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, dentistry, dietetics, physical therapy, physician assistant, health administration, prosthetics and orthotics, and speech and language pathology programs. Students can learn more about upcoming events and register through the IPE Student Portal.
IPE Core Curriculum
This three-part curriculum is aimed at developing a foundational understanding of other health professionals’ roles and responsibilities, and the skills needed to effectively collaborate with a diverse healthcare team. The curriculum is designed to help students meet their programs’ accreditation requirements for IPE. During the 2022-23 academic year, we are excited to offer a number of engaging topics for students to choose from, with content experts from around the country developing and facilitating these sessions. Click here to learn more about the IPE Core Curriculum and to register for 2022-23.
Interprofessional Service Learning Leaders Program
This is a pilot program that will provide a cohort of health sciences students hands-on practice in teamwork, while working as part of the Harborview Medical Center Mobile Health Outreach Program and serving community members in need of health care. More information is coming soon about how to get involved in this exciting program. In the meantime, please reach out to our partner University District Street Medicine for available opportunities with the mobile health outreach van.
Age Friendly Healthcare: Interprofessional Training Program
Through participation in this year-long cohort program students will learn key components of age-friendly, patient-centered, team-based healthcare of older adults through three interprofessional telehealth case sessions and opportunities for hands-on work in the community. Click here to learn more about the program and to register for 2022-23.
The Listening Project
The Listening Project is a collaboration between the UW IPE Program and community-based efforts, such as the Seattle/King County Clinic. The project is a unique interprofessional education opportunity in the community that is intended to cultivate future healthcare professionals’ communication skills, empathy, and the perceived value of listening to patients’ stories. Click here to learn more about the project and to register for the next Listening Project that will take place April 27-29, 2023.
Questions or comments about IPE programming at UW? Contact Tracy Brazg, IPE Director, email@example.com.