Building an IP Scholars Program at Your Institution
Seminar Description: With rapid changing healthcare and the increase in need of collaborative practice, education needs to adapt to meet these new changes. While Self Directed learning is not a new model or concept, it has been shown to be very effective form of education. “Cultivating students’ self-direction in learning is an imperative result of education.” ( Du Toit-Brits 2015). This type of learning places students in an active role of their education and supports them in lifelong learning. Student-centric, self-directed learning creates a deeper level of learning by increasing the learner’s autonomy (Charokar 2022).
This seminar will provide attendees with a framework to create an interprofessional (IP) Scholars Program at their institution. It will also provide opportunities to ask students and faculty about their experience creating, implementing, and engaging an IP Scholars Program.
The Structure of this program begins with assisting participants in identifying students that have the desire to advance beyond the IPE requirements at their institution. Once a student expresses interest and certainty in engaging in the Scholars program, they are partnered with a mentor who shares similar interest beyond interprofessional practice. The mentor can be of the same profession or of a different profession. The mentor can be a faculty member within or external to the institution or can be an individual external to the academic institution. The goal in establishing a partnership is appreciation and engagement in interprofessional education or practice and the desire to be a mentor. Once paired, the students and mentor brainstorm on interprofessional experiences that would satisfy the completion of the program, but most importantly are experiences that the student would like to learn more about (education, quality assurance, primary care teams, etc.). The mentors guide and facilitate student learning through critical thinking and reflection, allowing the students to transmit their own knowledge and experiences (Manning 2007). Putting the students in the role of transmitting their own knowledge their unique interprofessional lens that they view their practice through. They are able to analyze not just their role but how each member of the team is affecting the patient, client, or community, and how they can provide the best care/intervention. Once the student has completed the program, they present their learning to the institution’s faculty council. After the presentation of their learning, students are awarded with the designation of an IP Scholar, and are recognized in a letter to their Dean and Department Chair, as well as receive recognition during pre-commencement ceremonies. An IP Scholars Program can hone the skills of these engaged students and create the next generation of interprofessional champions.
In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (National Center OICPD). The National Center OICPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
As a Jointly Accredited Provider, the National Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive continuing education credits.
The National Center OICPD (JA#: 4008105) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers (ATs).
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with their participation.
Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Nurses: Participants will be awarded contact hours of credit for attendance at this workshop.
Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: This activity is approved for contact hours.
Athletic Trainers: This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
Social Workers: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the National Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive continuing education credits.
IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
Learners can claim CE credit by completing the Daily Evaluation.