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Interprofessional Education (IPE)
SGEA Regional Collaborative Project

The Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA) is undertaking a regional initiative to promote discourse around the topic of Interprofessional Education (IPE).  Submissions on strategies to develop or evaluate IPE courses, to assess attitudes toward IPE, or to design innovative methods for teaching or measuring IPE skills across members of the health care team are welcome.  In developing submissions to the SGEA meeting, we encourage collaborative projects from several SGEA member institutions or from faculty representing several health disciplines within a singular institution.  IPE submissions will be considered as part of an "IPE track" where we intend to offer IPE- oriented sessions across the entire SGEA program.   

Interprofessional education (IPE) is any type of educational, training, teaching or learning session in which two or more health and social care professions are learning interactively.

Potential areas of collaboration include:

  • Educational issues number/level of students, duration of experience, settings, required or elective, teaching & learning methods, sustainability of efforts
  • Model courses/seminars on such topics as ethics, communication, nutrition
  • Case development for standardized patients or for use in simulation settings to teach approaches to interprofessional care
  • Team development approaches
  • Faculty development approaches

Information Contact:

Carol Elam, Ed.D.
Vice Chair, AAMC Southern Group on Educational Affairs
Associate Dean for Admissions and Institutional Advancement
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
138 Leader Ave, Room 107
Lexington, KY 40506-9983

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000