Seminar

Exploring the Utilization and Impact of the HPAC-National Center Guidance on Developing Quality Interprofessional Education for the Health Professions

Thursday, October 15, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

The Health Professions Accreditors Collaborative (HPAC), composed of 25 accrediting agencies, provides a forum for members to cooperate in areas of mutual interest. One key HPAC goal is to ensure that accreditors’ standards, policies, procedures, and expectations support and prepare graduates for contemporary practice as part of interprofessional teams.  The consensus document Guidance on Developing Quality Interprofessional Education for the Health Professions (the Guidance) was developed with consultative assistance from the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education to achieve this goal.  A multi-year, multi-phase consensus process aimed at supporting the development and implementation of quality interprofessional education (IPE) was employed. The goals of the Guidance are to facilitate the preparation of health professional students for interprofessional collaborative practice through accreditor collaboration and to provide consensus guidance to enable institutions to develop, implement, and evaluate systematic IPE approaches and program-specific IPE plans.  This seminar will explore the utilization and impact of the Guidance since its release in February 2019.

 

Learning Objectives – following this seminar, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the purpose and content of the Guidance
  2. Describe the utilization and impact of the Guidance to advance IPE at a variety of institutions
  3. Identify opportunities to implement recommendations within the Guidance to help advance quality IPE at their institutions

 

Format

  • Review of key elements and recommendations from the Guidance
  • Panel discussion featuring institutional, program-specific, and faculty leaders responsible for advancing IPE who will share their experiences and perspectives implementing recommendations from the Guidance
  • Breakout sessions for participants to discuss:
    • Examples of how the Guidance has been used to advance IPE at a variety of institutions, including successes and resistance
    • How they might replicate shared successes and/or overcome resistance at their institutions
  • Results of a recent HPAC survey of IPE standards