In the Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research (CIPER), we focus on the integration of practice, education and research to support our students and faculty in education, clinical practice and the science of collaborative care.
See our latest accomplishments and plans in these areas in our End of Year Report (2017).
Some highlights from the report appear below.
We utilize an interprofessional clinical learning environment in primary care with a robust collaborative care model through our academic health partner, CHI Health.
- 19 health professions compose the collaborative care team at University Campus.
- 24 medical residents receive training at the facility in the collaborative care model.
We offer innovative interprofessional education (IPE) through our IPE 400 Introduction to Collaborative Care course and our IPE Passport.
- To date, over 2,000 health sciences students have completed IPE 400.
- 90% of students either strongly agreed or agreed that the IPE Passport Activity was a valuable learning experience.
- 91% of students either strongly agreed or agreed that interacting with interprofessional students and/or professionals was a valuable learning experience.
Preliminary outcomes suggest that collaborative care can lead to significant reduction in ED visits, hospitalization and overall improved health status. The interprofessional clinical learning environment also has high employee engagement scores.
- In 2017, faculty and staff associated with CIPER made more than 20 international/national presentations, along with multiple peer-reviewed publications and awards