"None of us is as smart as all of us."
- Japanese Proverb
The Center for Excellence in Interprofessional Education (CEIPE) brings together the vibrant and innovative resources of Maine's University of New England to create educational programming responsive to the evolving needs of the 21st century collaborative healthcare workforce. CEIPE initiatives are multi-level and intended to influence the culture of health education and health care practice across domains.
Educational programming focuses on cross-disciplinary classroom-based shared learning opportunities, extracurricular activities, co-curricular events such as the annual Spring Symposium and the IPE Case Conference, and IPE curriculum development. Clinical opportunities occur in service learning venues and increasingly in community clinical sites. Faculty also engages in IPE scholarship and research and students have two annual opportunities to share their discoveries during Scholarship and Research Days.
CEIPE initiatives are bolstered by supportive relationships with Colleges across UNE’s two campuses and through collaborative ventures with the Center of Excellence in Neuroscience and the Center for Excellence in Public Health.
CEIPE takes a special interest in developing programs that educate students for health care practice that is culturally-prepared for a range of populations. This is in part because of Maine’s rural nature, its home and proximity to various tribal nations, and also as a result of its growing immigrant, refugee and asylum-seeking populations.