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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 Spring 2022 Events

Friday, Feb. 4, 2022 - Web of Care

This is an activity amenable to entry level students. It is focused on roles and responsibilities and the connections that surround team-based care . It is designed as a hands-on foundational activity that allows students of all disciplines to interact with one another in small groups.

Insalaco Hall 217-219
12:30pm - 1:35pm

Please contact event coordinator, Kathleen Hughes Butcher, for details or more information.

Friday, April 1, 2022 - Grand Rounds

This event will be a virtual Case Study involving a pediatric client and team-based care. 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.

Insalaco Hall 217-219
12:30pm - 1:35pm

Please contact event coordinator, Maureen Rinehimer, for details or more information.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 – North East and Central PA Interprofessional Education Consortium Event

This event is designed as a large collaborative venture that includes students and professions from several schools throughout northeast PA. This year’s case will focus on an actual situation involving the use of antipsychotics in US nursing homes that reflects the intersection of values and ethics /roles and responsibilities in healthcare.

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Please contact event coordinator, Laurie Brogan, for details or more information.

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

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