Lightning Talk Description: As more interprofessional education (IPE) activities gain recognition in health sciences, the need to recruit and train more faculty to facilitate student groups from various healthcare disciplines is now more critical than ever.
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), Office of Interdisciplinary Programs (OIDP) is charged with the creation, implementation, and evaluation of campus-wide IPE activities. The OIDP and the Interprofessional Educators and Practitioners Association (IEPA) have been developing and advancing a sustainable IPE program.
The Faculty Development Committee is one of the four committees that form the IEPA and is charged to develop a formal faculty development program to ensure all faculty have education and training that encompass the four main aspects of the IPEC Competencies. As IPE continues to grow, new faculty have to be recruited to participate. A plethora of engagement strategies have been used, such as providing accessible, preliminary IPE training and mentoring for IPE leadership, and increased communication with academic leadership in an attempt to engage faculty who had previously not participated in IPE events.
The objective of this project was to implement an IPE faculty development program that promotes teamwork, connects health professionals, and creates IPE champions who can create sustainable interprofessional curricula.
Common barriers to IPE faculty involvement include a lack of knowledge about the value of IPE, Individual workload constraints, and no previous IPE training. However, the main motivators identified to engage faculty in IPE events are general IPE interest, colleague invitation, and professional goals.
Ultimately, tailored faculty training and characterizing the potential value of being involved in IPE activities, such as developing new and innovative techniques to teach and collaborate across multiple disciplines will play an important role in faculty recruitment.
Project outcomes include continuous integration of IPE into health professions curricula, develop advanced IPE facilitator training, and maintaining a vibrant community of highly competent educators who advance student learning through evidence-based teaching.
This lightning talk addresses the summit theme, Developing and Sustaining Leadership in Interprofessional Practice and Education, by providing an overview of leadership development designed to advance academic-clinical partnerships.
This lightning talk addresses many of the conference’s priority criteria including:
•Measurable learning and/or health outcomes
•Measurable impact of interprofessional teams on health equity
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.