The Center for Interprofessional Health Education (CIHE) was created in 2010 with student groups emerging as part of the co-curricular offerings early on. CIHE student groups offer a place where the passions and interests of the students are put in the spot light. Extracurricular organizations are often a place for students to learn and experience things that may not be included in their professional curriculum. In this way, student groups are a vital supplement to professional programs. In early 2018 an initiative was brought forward to formalize our involvement with the campus and required that all CIHE sponsored student groups become officially recognized through UK’s Office of Student Organizations and Activities. This process is called BBNvolved and requires groups to have bi-laws, constitutions, leadership plans and membership requirements. Registered groups are open to campus support through connected calendars, advertising, potential sponsorships by campus senators for special projects, and are open to nominations and campus recognition. BBNvloved registration requires a faculty advisor as well as a staff advisor. A CIHE staff member holds the staff advisor role and works with the students to identify an interested faculty member. This requirement helps to establish the formal mentoring relationship for both the Center and the involved faculty member. This addition has allowed the Center to expand our mentoring in ways we had not even imagined. A CIHE group won “New Student Group of the Year”, a CIHE staff member was nominated for an Outstanding Staff Award and partnerships have formed in colleges and programs that are outside of our “normal” health colleges circle. These partnerships have allowed faculty, staff and students to learn with from and about each out in areas not explored by CIHE before.
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.
Judston Robinson, Elizabeth Brew, Ryan Pasternak, Shelley Ferrin, Neil Horsley, Rachael Stone, Sol De Jesus, Kelly Karpa, Indira Puroshothaman, Tanya Shaw, Joseph Zorek, Moshtagh Farokhi, Jeff Lacy, Sean Garcia, Michael Geelhoed, Le’Keisha Johnson, Janna Lesser, Melanie Stone, Heidi Worabo
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.
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.