The Interprofessional Education Collaborative

UNE's unique emphasis on interprofessional education puts us at the national forefront of educating the next generation of health care leaders. Our interprofessional initiatives prepare our students from a variety of health professions disciplines to practice comprehensive and collaborative team-based care. Students representing the full range of health professions majors work beside one another as they treat patients, participate in simulations and conduct research. As a result, each student comes to better appreciate the roles played by the other members of the health care team. 

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative forms the foundation of the interprofessional learning that takes place at UNE. The IPEC provides support and resources to students and faculty in a number of ways, while providing opportunities for hands-on interprofessional education.


The IPEC transforms health care education by fostering community-centered, collaborative learning and interprofessional practice.

Our innovative IPEC leaders continue to monitor and develop all of our programs. We know that students appreciate learning about interprofessional education competencies and enjoy classroom exchange, but also that they are increasingly desirous of more hands-on experiences designed for them to practice these competencies in the real world, and it is our goal to provide such experiences.

Please feel free to call us at (207) 221-4114, or to contact us via email at

Shelley Cohen Konrad