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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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.


This activity has been planned and implemented by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. In support of improving patient care, the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Nurses: Participants will be awarded up to 0.75 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: This activity is approved for 0.75 contact hours (.075 CEU) UAN: JA4008105-0000-20-076-H04-P; JA4008105-0000-20-076-H04-T

IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.75 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change


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.