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