The IPE Core Curriculum invites health sciences students to participate in a three-part longitudinal curriculum, which totals 5 ½ hours of student engagement over the academic year. All sessions will be offered via Zoom on weekday evenings, with a focus on small group interaction and engagement with skilled IPE facilitators.

Below you will find description of each of the three parts of the core curriculum and information about how to register for sessions. Health sciences students, please look out for information from your programs about the specifics of your program’s IPE requirements.

Registration is now open.

Part 1: Complete one Foundations for IPE Session during Autumn quarter

Register for Part 1

This relational and interactive activity will be offered at the start of Autumn quarter. The goal is to introduce the benefits of working together and to begin reflection and discussion about interprofessional identity formation (e.g., how you can build the skills needed to become good collaborators).

The same session will be offered four times during Autumn quarter, each from 5:30-7:15pm.  Students required to complete the core curriculum are asked to register for one of the Foundations sessions.

Foundations sessions will be held from 5:30-7:15pm PT on the following dates:

  • Monday October 4, 2021
  • Wednesday October 6, 2021
  • Tuesday October 12, 2021
  • Thursday October 14, 2021

Part 2: Complete at least one Interprofessional Active Learning Session (iPALS)

Register for iPALS

After completing a Foundations of IPE session in October, students can select at least one topic from the list of Interprofessional Active Learning Sessions (iPALS). These sessions cover a range of important topics that benefit from an interprofessional and collaborative approach.  They are interactive and often case-based, and they examine important issues in healthcare from the micro, mezzo and macro perspectives. We hope you will find a topic that is of special importance or interest to you, and enjoy the opportunity to expand your understanding through engagement with future colleagues from across health professions.

iPALS will be held from 5:30-7:30pm PT via Zoom on the following dates:

Wednesday October 20, 2021 Ethics Lab: When Patients Refuse Recommended Interventions
Tuesday November 2, 2021 LGBTQ+ Health
Wednesday November17, 2021 Antiracism in Action for Healthcare Professionals Workshop
Tuesday November 30, 2021 Homelessness & Health
Thursday January 13, 2022 Language Interpreters as Members of the Healthcare Team
Wednesday January 26, 2022 Interprofessional Approaches to HIV in Primary Care
Tuesday February 8, 2022 Ethics Lab: Ethical Considerations Surrounding Brain Death
Wednesday February 16, 2022 Creating an Inclusive Healthcare System for People with Intellectual Disabilities
Thursday April 7, 2022 Weight Stigma in Clinical Care
Wednesday April 20, 2022 Ethics Lab: Indigenous Perspectives on Ethics
Tuesday May 3, 2022 Error Disclosure
Monday May 9, 2022 Antiracism in Action for Healthcare Professionals Workshop

Part 3: Complete one Retrospective Session during Spring quarter

Register for Part 3

This relational and interactive session will provide students with opportunities to reflect and make meaning of their IPE experiences.  Students will be provided tools and other resources to continue this aspect of their professional identity development and skillset throughout their training and entry into practice.

The same session will be offered four times during Spring quarter, each from 5:30-7:15pm.  Students required to complete the core curriculum are asked to register for one of the retrospective sessions.

Retrospective sessions will be held from 5:30-7:15pm PT on the following dates:

  • Thursday May 19, 2022
  • Monday May 23, 2022
  • Wednesday May 25, 2022
  • Tuesday May 31, 2022

Questions about the IPE Core Curriculum?  Contact Rachel Lazzar: rlazzar@uw.edu