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IPE Honors: Program Update and Offerings

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To assist the HSC Colleges in meeting their Interprofessional Education accreditation requirements, and prepare students for effective patient centered practice, the HSC Office of Interprofessional Education designed and implemented an innovative interprofessional education (IPE) Honors program (the first in the United States) in the Summer of 2019. The standard definition of IPE is, “Interprofessional Education happens when two or more professionals learn with, and from each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes.” (WHO, 2010) This program was built through a dynamic and responsive partnership with health professions students from multiple programs. The program was piloted in the 2019/2020 academic year and by May 2020, the first twenty students were awarded a certificate of IPE Honors upon graduation. There have been 54 students who have earned IPE Honors and currently 650 students are enrolled in the program. The certificate’s seven requirement categories were built on the IPEC Core Competencies: Teamwork, Communication, Values and Ethics, Roles and Responsibilities. The IPE Office supports IPE by offering seminars, IPEP elective courses, research opportunities, and other programming highlighting the benefits of interprofessionalism and interprofessional practice. This poster will show program history, results, and provide attendees information about how to be involved in the program.

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