Lightning Talk

AIHC Mentoring Program: Seeing IPE at UMSL Optometry Through a New Lens

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
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Accreditation Information
The recording of this session has been accredited for Interprofessional Continuing Education credit (IPCE) as enduring material. After watching this recording, you may claim IPCE credit by clicking this link. Interprofessional Continuing Education Credit is available to claim through December 31, 2020. Please see details below.

As a newly appointed IPE Coordinator within my college I had two primary goals: first, expand the integration of IPE themes and competencies within courses that I am teaching, and second, develop an actionable plan to expand the IPE program within the College of Optometry in collaboration with other health professions programs at UMSL and within the St. Louis region.

The AIHC Mentoring Program enabled me to step back and engage in ongoing discussions of what I wanted to create. It allowed me to envision the longer-term goal in development of IPE within my college and a framework for engaging others in building student- and patient-centered learning experiences for our faculty and students. This process has provided me a new lens with which to approach IPE learning and program development. It has advanced my leadership skills both in integration of IPE into my courses, as well as in collaboration with other professions. It has also enabled me to acquire new skills in the utilization of a Quality Improvement framework, and has equipped me with tools for ongoing program evaluation.

During this presentation, I will share:

1. The impact of utilizing specific tools for evaluating the current state of IP learning and outcomes,

2. Utilization of IPEC Competencies to identify levels of knowledge, skill, and behavioral outcomes of exciting IPE experiences, and

3. Establishment of SMART Goals and utilization of monthly mentoring sessions to develop my skills in leading the UMSL IPE program development.

Throughout the mentorship experience, learning about, from, and with each other occurred on multiple levels: between me and my AIHC mentor; working with health professions faculty at UMSL to evaluate our current IP learning experiences; and identifying new partnerships with Saint Louis University with the goal of enhancing IP practice experiences for our learners.



In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, adopted by the Joint Accreditors for Interprofessional Continuing Education, the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education has a conflict of interest policy that requires that all individuals involved in the development of activity content disclose their relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. All potential conflicts of interest that arise based upon these financial relationships are resolved prior to the educational activity.

Casey Hamm, David Pole, Amy Pastva, Erin Leiman, Nicholas Hudak, Laura Plummer, Jane Baldwin, Amanda Worek, Rachel Pittmann, Kathryn Sabo, Mary Hildebrand, Amanda Mack

declare no vested interest in or affiliation with any commercial interest offering financial support for this interprofessional continuing education activity, or any affiliation with a commercial interest whose philosophy could potentially bias their presentation.

Accreditation Details

In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education 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.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

  • Physicians: This activity will be designated for CME AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM through ACCME.
  • Physician Assistants: NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.
  • Nurses: This activity will be designated for CNE nursing contact hours through ANCC.
  • Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: This activity will be designated for CPE contact hours (CEUs) through ACPE.
  • Social Workers: This activity will be designated for social work continuing education credits through ASWB.
  • All health professionals: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.