Developing an IPE Activity for Pharmd and Exercise Science Students on the Management of Diabetes Mellitus

Thursday, October 15, 2020, 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm EDT

Leadership/Mentorship: The Rangel College of Pharmacy (RCOP) is a dual campus program located on the Texas A&M University Kingsville campus and Texas A&M University College Station campus. In Kingsville, the program is not affiliated nor in the same geographical vicinity as other healthcare programs. To overcome the challenge of finding partners across both campuses and to identify new learning opportunities the college has instituted a unique IPE infrastructure led by an Associate Dean for Clinical and Professional Affairs and three IPE Coordinators to enhance leadership, collaboration, and mentorship in IPE. These efforts are guided by a 5 year IPE Plan. The effort for this particular IPE activity started with mentorship and collaboration between the IPE leadership team and RCOP faculty, and spread to the TAMUK leadership and TAMUK faculty. The team has worked together to obtain grant funding, submit manuscripts, conduct seminars, and poster presentations. This model has succeeded in creating the IPE activity between RCOP and Exercise Science/Kinesiology, and is being duplicated with Agricultural Science, Criminology, and LGBTQ Health Education.
People/patients, families…Center of Care: This activity brought PharmD and Exercise Science/Kinesiology students together to learn from, with, and about each other’s professions. Learners applied their explicit knowledge to help design a treatment plan to empower diabetic patients and their caregivers to improve the quality of care.


This seminar will share the findings of an IPE collaboration between PharmD and Exercise Science Programs conducted in a Team Based Learning format. The audience members will learn about the development of this collaboration between nontraditional partners. Audience members will be able to take this to their institutions and integrate IPE into their curricula to help serve patients in their local area.


Learning Outcomes:

• Develop an innovative strategy for creating an IPE activity between nontraditional partners (pharmacy and exercise science students).

• Design an implementation model to overcome the challenges of developing IPE collaborations.

• Identify IPE collaborator(s) at the home institutions of the audience to develop IPE activities.

• Implement Team Based Learning (TBL) as a best fit model for active learning in IPE.


Active Learning Strategies:

• Poll questions will be asked to gather information on what professions the audience can contact to develop an IPE activity.

• A worksheet will be provided to help the audience plan out their IPE activity and will have the opportunity to share with each other.


Outline for Seminar:

• Introduce strategies to establish IPE between the College of Pharmacy and Kinesiology Department (10 mins)

• AUDIENCE POLL: Identify potential IPE partners (5 mins)

• Describe the development of the case study used in the IPE activity (10 min)

• Identify opportunities for improving IPE activities (10 min)

• Discuss the outcomes of the IPE activity and its curricular impact (10 mins)

• ACTIVE LEARNING: Audience to discuss challenges facing the development of new IPE partnerships (5 mins)

• ACTIVE LEARNING: Audience to discuss an activity they could initiate with the IPE partner (10 mins)

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.