Interprofessional Education (IPE)
The World Health Organization defines interprofessional education as students from two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes (Framework for Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice, 2010). Through interprofessional education, students learn to collaborate and communicate effectively, and, by doing so, they develop leadership qualities and mutual respect for one another’s knowledge and skill sets (Interprofessional Education Collaborative [IPEC] Expert Panel, 2011).
East Indiana AHEC works to make sure interprofessional education opportunities exist for health professions students in our region both by supporting communication and collaboration between the various health professions college programs that serve our part of the state and by developing local-level interprofessional learning opportunties.
Student info for specific IPE events:
Columbus, Indiana Regional IPE Day Spring 2023
Madison, Indiana Regional IPE Day - next date TBD
Richmond, Indiana Regional IPE Day - next date TBD
If you are a health professions student completing a clinical, rotation, or internship at a site in the EI-AHEC region and want to find out more about whether there are students from other disciplines at the same site or in the same community, please contact us and let us know about your interest! Interprofessional learning does not always have to be by way of a formal even - sometimes a lunch or cup of coffee with a peer at a clinical site can be very valuable!