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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.

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Fall 2023

Paper Chain

[Leads: Karen Klimas & Kathy Hughes-Butcher, Maureen Rhinehimer]

Date: 9/8/2023

Objective: To facilitate understanding of the concepts of interprofessional education/practice and to encourage healthcare providers/students to become collaborative members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team.

IPE Core Competency: Roles and Responsibilities, Teamwork, Communication, and Ethics 

A Patient's Unique Perspective: An Evening with Carmen Blandin Tarleton

[Leads: Bobbi Yeager, Kathleen Hughes-Butcher]

Location: Lemmond Theater
Date: 9/19/2023
Time: 6:00 pm

Objective: To provide insight into the remarkable lived experiences of Carmen Blandon Tartleton, the recipient of a double face transplant. This event provided all attendees with a special view of the importance of roles, responsibilities, and the importance of resilience.

IPE Core Competency: Roles and Responsibilities, Teamwork, Communication, and Communication

Health Professions Week

[Lead: Tina Doshi]

Date:  11/1/2023

Objective: To illustrate the roles and responsibilities of the various professionals involved in patient care and how teamwork and collaboration is important.

IPE Core Competency: Roles and Responsibilities, Teamwork, Communication.

Movie Night - "Crip Camp"

[Leads: Michelle Adams, Briana Flaherty & Maureen Rhinehimer]

Location: On-campus & virtual
Date: 10/11/2023


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Patient Transfer with Xavier University

[Lead: Lindsey Vigilante]

Date: 11/15/2023

Objective: This event will involve a case simulation of a patient transfer from one facility to another.  Students from both universities will collaborate to put the client information together and plan management. In the simulation, XU will be the transferring facility and Misericordia University will be the receiving facility.

IPE Core Competency: Roles and Responsibilities, Teamwork, Communication.

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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.

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