Individual members of ACAPT member institutions can join the ACAPT National Interprofessional Education
Consortium (NIPEC) for free.
NIPEC recommends the following recently-published articles:
ACAPT is a proud sponsor of the Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education.
See a list of external organizations involved in interprofessional collaboration, health care and higher education.
ACAPT's membership endorsed the four International Education Collaborative (IPEC) Core Competency domains.
ACAPT is an IPEC member, so ACAPT member institutions can use the IPEC member rate for events.
"Interprofessional education (IPE) occurs when students, or members from two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes and services. Interprofessional education is a necessary step in preparing a “collaborative practice-ready” health workforce that is better prepared to respond to local health needs. A collaborative practice-ready health worker is someone who has learned how to work in an interprofessional collaborative team and is competent to do so."
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). (2010). Framework for action on interprofessional education & collaborative practice.
See the full Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice.
ACAPT members approved this motion for IPEC core competencies in October 2013.
The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) has standards related to interprofessional education (IPE) and competencies with the expectation that PT educational programs will provide both didactic and clinical experiences that involve students from multiple disciplines. See the following sections of the CAPTE doc for IPE info: 6F (page 20), 6L3 (page 24), 7D7 (page 24), 7D28 (page 29), 7D37 (page 30), and 7D39 (page 30).
Integrating & Assessing CAPTE Interprofessional Educational Standards in the Clinic - 2016 ELC presentation
Learning together at the NEXUS summit
National Academies of Practice (NAP Forum)
European Conference on Interprofessional Practice & Education (EIPEN)
Collaborating Across Borders (CAB) Conference 2021 - premier Canada-United States joint biennial conference - launched in 2007 & typically held in October - focusing on an exploration of common issues around interprofessional education (IPE), practice (IPP) and research - for educators, clinicians, researchers, policy makers and students. The conference series travels between the United States and Canada.
NEXUS T3 train-the-trainer - interprofessional faculty team development program with multiple workshops annually. Workshops are comprehensive interactive learning opportunities with a focus on IPE and practice. 3.5 day workshops are hosted at 3 university sites across the country.
Nexus Real Stories with Real Impacts: What Worked for Accelerating Initiative Teams – a series of virtual webinars provide insight into how selected sites addressed the gap between health professions education and health care delivery in a community setting.
Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) conferences & webinars. ACAPT has an IPEC membership, so ACAPT member institutions can receive the IPEC member rate.
University of Toronto Center for Interprofessional Education
National Center for Interprofessional Practice & Education (NEXUS)
Seminal IPE assessment articles
Measuring the impact of interprofessional education on collaborative practice and patient outcomes - 2015
Interprofessional Education and Practice Guide No. 3: Evaluating interprofessional education - February 2015
More recent IPE assessment articles
An exploratory, cross-sectional and multi-institutional study using three instruments to examine student perceptions of interprofessional education - May 2021
Students' perceptions of training and experiences with interpreters in a pro bono physical therapy setting - May 2021
Validity evidence and use of the IPEC Competency Self-Assessment, Version 3 - Jan-Feb 2021
Health care students' perceptions about learning of affective interpersonal communication competence in interprofessional simulations - Nov 2020
An integrative review of interprofessional collaboration in health care: Building the case for university support and resources and faculty engagement - Oct 2020
Impact of interprofessional embedding of physical therapy in a primary care training clinic - Sept 2020
Knowledge & attitudes of physical therapy students across a longitudinal healthcare systems-focused patient safety curriculum - Summer 2020
How interprofessional collaborative practice can help dismantle systemic racism - July 2020
Assessment of interprofessional competence in undergraduate health professions education: protocol for a systematic review of self-report instruments - June 2020
Revisiting the attitudes toward health care teams scale: Developing a short version for graduate health care education - April 2020
Physical therapy and pharmacy interprofessional education in the context of a university pro bono physical therapy setting - Sept 2019
Student perceptions of collaboration skills in an interprofessional context: Development and initial validation of the self-assessed collaboration skills instrument - December 2019
Preceptors in the NEXUS toolkit - includes faculty development modules/materials. NIPEC particularly recommends:
Center for Medical Simulation - focuses on effective simulation debriefing, but principles can be applied to a variety of situations (e.g. classroom discussion, practical exams, general conversations, etc). NIPEC highly recommends:
TeamSTEPPS Master Training Course
American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC) interprofessional webinar series
American Association of Medical Colleges(AAMC) MedED portal - IPE directory
COVID-19: Interprofessional Considerations - 24 papers in this themed 2020 issue of Journal of Interprofessional Care
Tips for converting interprofessional education sessions from in-person to remote synchronous formats for experiential learning - March 2021
Overcoming logistical hurdles is not new when planning interprofessional education (IPE) activities. When COVID-19 forced students out of traditional educational environments into learning remotely, additional challenges were thrust upon IPE. This article provides tips to help faculty who must rapidly transition what had been in-person, face-to-face IPE activities to remote, synchronous instructional modes that are interactive, engaging, meet objectives, and encourage subsequent application of knowledge learned. It is hoped that the practical tips presented here will serve as a guide for others to implement effective and engaging IPE sessions delivered remotely to learners.
The COVID-19 crisis silver lining: interprofessional education to guide future innovation - published August 2020
Qualitative and quantitative evaluation of an interprofessional workshop between physical therapy and medical students - December 2019
Examining changes in interprofessional attitudes associated with virtual interprofessional training - published August 2019
The feasibility and acceptability of using virtual world technology for interprofessional education in palliative care: a mixed methods study - published August 2019
Interprofessional education and practice guide No. 10: Developing, supporting and sustaining a team of facilitators in online interprofessional education - published July 2019
Notes from the field: Evaluating a budget-based approach to peer assessment for measuring collaboration among learners on interprofessional teams - January 2019
The use of virtual communities of practice to improve interprofessional collaboration and education: findings from an integrated review - published November 2017
A virtual patient educational activity to improve interprofessional competencies: A randomized trial - November 2014
Virtual patient care: an interprofessional education approach for physician assistant, physical therapy and occupational therapy students - published March 2014
Facilitators' experience of delivering asynchronous and synchronous online interprofessional education - May 2014
Students' perceptions of interprofessional learning through facilitated online learning modules - August 2010
Online interprofessional learning: the student experience - July 2009
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