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Am J Pharm Educ. 2015 Aug 25;79(6):78. doi: 10.5688/ajpe79678.

An Interprofessional Education Panel on Development, Implementation, and Assessment Strategies.

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1
Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy, Schaumburg, Illinois.
2
University of Washington School of Pharmacy, Seattle, Washington.
3
University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Aurora, Colorado.
4
Jefferson School of Pharmacy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Abstract

This report provides a primer for implementing interprofessional education (IPE) within pharmacy and health sciences curricula. In 2013, a panel of administrators and faculty members, whose institutions offered IPE, funded by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, shared best collaborative practice models at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Meeting. These presenters subsequently collaborated to write a primer as guidance for other institutions interested in successfully implementing and continuously enhancing the quality of IPE programs. In this article, these IPE faculty members provide a rationale for creating IPE reforms, discuss successful strategies for innovative IPE programs, and share lessons learned for implementing effective assessment tools. A structure and process for determining outcomes of IPE models are presented and strategies for exploring shared education opportunities across health professions and for integrating top-down and bottom-up methods for IPE programs are given.

KEYWORDS:

Interprofessional education; curriculum; experiential learning; interdisciplinary health team; pharmacy education

PMID:
26430265
PMCID:
PMC4584370
DOI:
10.5688/ajpe79678
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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