Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education
at Washington University Medical Campus

Resources

Washington University Medical Center Resources

The Teaching Center at Washington University in St. Louis

Medical Education Research Unit (MERU) at Washington University School of Medicine

National Resources for IPE

Websites:

National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education

The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is a unique public-private partnership charged by its funders to provide the leadership, evidence and resources needed to guide the nation on the use of interprofessional education and collaborative practice as a way to enhance the experience of health care, improve population health and reduce the overall cost of care.

Nexus Learning System: Preceptors in the Nexus Toolkit

This toolkit--offered by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education--will help preceptors in any healthcare profession who wish to precept interprofessional learners and/or champion interprofessional practice and education at their clinical site.

  • Start by clicking on the link above.
  • If you have a National Center user account, you may access the online modules by clicking on the "Get started with interprofessional precepting" link.
  • To access tools and techniques for educating interprofessional learners on their clinical rotations, click on the "Provide effective interprofessional experiences for learners" link. Then click on the link(s) for the Educational Tool(s) that interest you. It is not necessary to have a National Center user account to access these materials.
  • To learn strategies to promote and enhance interprofessional collaborative care at your clinical site, click on the "Become an interprofessional practice and education champion at your clinical site" link. Then click on the link(s) for the Practice Transformation Tool(s) that interest you. It is not necessary to have a National Center user account to access these materials.

American Interprofessional Health Collaborative

The American Interprofessional Health Collaborative transcends boundaries to transform learning, policies, practices, and scholarship toward an improved system of health and wellness for individual patients, communities, and populations. It believes educating those entrusted with the health of individuals, communities, and populations to value and respect each other’s unique expertise and skills and to work together is fundamental to care that is effective, safe, of high quality, and efficient in terms of cost, resources, and time.

Interprofessional Education Collaborative

In 2009 six national education associations of schools of the health professions formed a collaborative to promote and encourage constituent efforts that would advance substantive interprofessional learning experiences to help prepare future health professionals for enhanced team-based care of patients and improved population health outcomes. These organizations that represent higher education in allopathic and osteopathic medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, and public health created core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice to guide curricula development across health professions schools.

In 2016, IPEC approved nine additional members through a new institutional membership category. IPEC now also includes the following national associations:

  • American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM)
  • American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Association of  American  Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC)
  • Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO)
  • Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)

National Academies of Practice

NAP is a non-profit organization founded in 1981 to advise governmental bodies on the healthcare system. Distinguished practitioners and scholars are elected by their peers from 14 different health professions to join the only interprofessional group of healthcare practitioners and scholars dedicated to supporting affordable, accessible, coordinated quality healthcare for all.  The annual meeting draws more than 200 attendees from all 14 NAP Academies. The conference includes keynote speakers, educational sessions, interactive group work sessions, and networking. There are opportunities for interprofessional policy discussions, learning about contemporary interprofessional research, engaging in action strategy discussions to advance NAP's mission and vision, networking with colleagues across health professions, engaging with individual academy colleagues, and celebrating and welcoming new distinguished fellows to NAP. You do not need to be a member of NAP to attend the conference.

Center for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education

CAIPE is dedicated to the promotion and development of interprofessional education (IPE) with and through its individual and corporate members, in collaboration with like minded organisations at home, including the Higher Education Academy, and abroad, including the European Interprofessional Education Network (EIPEN), the International Association for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (InterEd) and the Network Towards Unity for Health (Network: TUFH).

MedEdPORTAL Interprofessional Education (IPE) Portal

MedEdPORTAL’s Interprofessional Education (IPE) portal is designed to foster the identification, development and deployment of educational resources aimed at supporting team-based or collaborative care essential to training an interprofessional workforce.  With funding from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the IPE collection is an emergent product of collaboration between members of the Interprofessional Education Collaboration (IPEC)*, the American Psychological Association, Physician Assistant Education Association and the American Physical Therapy Association.

Major Publications from the Field:

Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation – Reports on Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

National Academies of Medicine