IPEC is the enduring foundation of IP learning and leadership at UNE, and provides support and resources (including hands-on IP opportunities), to students and faculty in a number of ways:
- Common Curriculum (undergraduate): one of the first of its kind in the nation for undergraduate health professions students. These cross-professional students began as a single cohort, taking a common health sciences curriculum for the first eighteen months of their studies.
- Interprofessional Student Advisory Team (IPSAT - graduate), a student group committed to educating students about interprofessional collaborative patient-centered practice, as well as promoting interprofessional education among the various graduate health-based professions on the UNE Portland and Biddeford campuses.
- IPEC Events (graduate): IPEC faculty and staff present case based orientation activities to all incoming students, and conduct an interprofessional symposium every spring, dedicated to a student-selected topic of concern. Our Wednesday Event Series features speakers from many backgrounds addressing a wide range of IP lessons and opportunities.
- In the Fall of 2014 we will launch a new type of Event Series designed to support student interest in hands-on learning. Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. will be available for small group interprofessional learning experiences including:
- CHANNELS (graduate), a collaboration with the City of Portland and Portland Community Health Center (PCHC) (FQHC), funded by a HRSA UD-7 grant. Health professions students from dental hygiene, nursing, social work, occupational therapy, physician assistant, and osteopathic medicine programs have participated in the development of a community clinic in the Riverton Park community, home to new Americans from Somalia, Iraq, Sudan, and other nations.
- COMPtime (graduate and faculty), an online series of modules introducing students and faculty to interprofessional competencies and practices funded by the Bingham Foundation and Arthur Vining Davis. Early modules have been used for IPE student orientation and classroom learning as well as faculty and community partner training and at professional conferences.
- Faculty Development, an ongoing series of training opportunities for UNE Faculty and Clinical Preceptors funded by Arthur Vining Davis, in collaboration with the Centre for Interprofessional Education in Toronto. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the March 18 & 19 training opportunity.
- Community Site Development (faculty and preceptors), the creation and maintenance of new interprofessional clinical rotation opportunities for students funded by a Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation President’s Grant and Maine’s Area Health Education Centers (AHEC). Email us at email@example.com to learn more about the May 28 & 29 IPCP Summit.