Interprofessional Education Faculty Development: The Nuts and Bolts to Successfully Promote Interprofessional Collaborative Practice and Education
Interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative practice (CP) are essential components in healthcare environments and health professions programs as concepts strongly associated with patient safety, quality care, and accreditation standards. Despite the increased focus on IPE/CP, faculty development for both clinical and academic settings are not universally available nor has the sustainability of such programs been addressed.
This interactive session presents the essential components of an effective IPE faculty development program, including the unique features and challenges in an academic vs. clinical IPE experience. The panel will focus on the critical elements of a successful and impactful IPE/CP activity and provide focused practice of skills related to facilitation, including pre-briefing, debriefing, and reflection.
Participants will engage in active discussions to identify common facilitation challenges and in active practice of facilitation strategies in preparation of leading IPE/CP academic and clinical IPE/CP experiences. This seminar will provide leadership and mentorship for IPE/CP facilitation, with an ultimate goal of optimizing the interprofessional clinical learning environment and culture.
• Identify the key elements of an interprofessional education and practice faculty development program
• Identify the most common challenges for faculty development programs and possible solutions
• Practice elements of facilitation to improve student and faculty IPE experiences using a variety of IPE scenarios.
• Identify at least three facilitation strategies that the participants can implement and use during interprofessional education and practice experiences
• Identify at least three strategies for IPE faculty development sustainability
Active Learning Strategies:
• Small group discussion using breakout sessions on innovative IPE facilitation strategies
• Participants’ polling on what are the most perceived challenges in IPE facilitation
• Design thinking will be used to discuss what strategies working in the participant’s institution and strategies that the participants may use after the workshop
This interactive session will include active learning such as breakout sessions, small group discussion, and participants’ polling to engage participants to identify the key elements of an interprofessional education and practice faculty development program. Participants will identify the common barriers/challenges in faculty development and possible solutions for those barriers. Using interactive breakout sessions and design thinking, participants will identify at least three facilitation strategies that the participant can implement and use during interprofessional education and practice
Outline (Active learning strategies and Q&A are infused throughout the seminar)
I. IPE/PC in Academic and Clinical Settings: Whys and What (15 mins)
II. Essential Components of an Effective IPE Faculty Development Program (10 mins)
III. Training the trainer: Elements to successful IPE/CP facilitation (20 mins)
• Case development: considerations, process, and challenges
• Pre-briefing, debriefing, reflection: demonstration/video; active practice
• Active learning: small group activity on using elements of facilitation
IV. IPE Faculty Development Challenges and Solutions (10 mins)
• Design thinking: small group to full class discussions on creative and alternative solutions to IPE/PC training
• Applications to one’s own academic and/or clinical sites: break out or small groups
V. Key Points (5 mins)