Lightning Talk

Tracking Their Interprofessional Journey

Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 12:05 pm - 1:05 pm EDT

This Lightning Talk best addresses the theme of Evaluation, Assessment and the Use of Informatics in IPE.


The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) offers students and faculty across six colleges many opportunities to engage in interprofessional education initiatives. Students are provided opportunities to participate in required interprofessional coursework, elective courses, Interprofessional Day events, case competitions, Research Day, shadowing experiences, simulation exercises, and many other activities. MUSC used an informatics solution to build a tracking system that improves organization, access, motivation and workload for students and faculty involved in IPE. This online tracking system is entitled Applied Teamwork Competency Portfolio allows students to track their interprofessional education learning journey from admission through graduation, download certificates from successfully completed courses, earn trophies and tokens, generate a formal document to supplement their curriculum vitae, and apply for interprofessional elective courses. Since full implementation in Fall 2019, 4,000 plus logins have been recorded. During this Lightning Talk, a demonstration of the tracking system’s operation will occur and promote participatory audience discussion. Resources to enhance other institutions’ abilities to create and implement tracking systems will be shared.