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Misericordia Interprofessional Education Connection (MIPEC)

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To engage students and faculty in interprofessional education and experiences to support the collaborative team approach in professional practice.


The (MIPEC) embraces the vision of the College of Health Sciences and Education and Misericordia University and  will strive to:

  • Prepare students and faculty to function as members of an effective collaborative team, understanding the unique roles and responsibilities that support value for those we serve in evolving professional environments.
  • Create a culture of “best-practice” supported by evidence that promotes a coordinated, timely, efficient, effective approach to inter-professional education and practice.
  • Promote and advance research and scholarly activity related to inter-professional education and practice within professions.

Upcoming Events

MIPEC Fall 2021 Events

September 15, 2021 - Paper Chain

This is an activity amenable to all professions. It is focused on Teams/Teamwork and Communication. It is designed as a series of activities that are progressive in nature and allow discussion on benefits and challenges of goal attainment.

Insalaco 217-219
12:20pm - 1:20pm

Please contact event coordinator, Gina Capitano, if you need more information
Student sign up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0E48ABA62DABF85-paper1
EACH department is responsible for sharing info and sign up link


October 7, 2021 – Movie Night “Alive Inside”

This event is designed as a student social activity (with snacks) and open to all students. The documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, as he fights within the health-care system to demonstrate music's ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those who live with Alzheimer’s.

Insalaco 217, 218, 219
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Please contact event coordinator and IPE co-chair, Maureen Rinehimer, for more information


November 3, 2021 - Grand Rounds

This event will be a virtual Case Study involving an adult client in the healthcare setting. It will involve small group facilitated discussion and guiding questions that will allow students to learn about professional roles and responsibilities and client-centered care.

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Please contact event coordinators Reethee Anthony, Laurie Brogan, or Maureen Rinehimer for details


November Event - Health Professions Day

This event is supported by the Admissions Office and the IPE Committee. Target audience is area high school sophomores and juniors with a goal of exposure and exploration of MU and various health care disciplines. Opportunity will exist for MU students to assist with set-up, education and collaboration with high school students.

· During the week of November 8-12. Date to be determined

What is Interprofessional Education (IPE)?

“Interprofessional education occurs when students from two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes. Once students understand how to work interprofessionally, they are ready to enter the workplace as a member of the collaborative practice team. This is a key step in moving health systems from fragmentation to a position of strength.”

Source: World Health Organization (WHO). (2010). Framework for action on interprofessional education & collaborative practice. Geneva: World Health Organization.

Interprofessional Core Competencies

A competency approach to interprofessional education emphasizes the essential behavioral combination of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that make up a collaborative practice-ready graduate.

The IPE Core Competency Domains include:

Each of these links provide multiple individual objectives which may be used to reinforce or enhance current course goals and objectives.

Past Events/Activities

Learn more about MIPEC