The Influence of IPE
Does campus-based interprofessional education (IPE) really influence professional practice? Will it make a meaningful difference in your real-world capacity for teamwork and patient-centered care? And perhaps equally important: do employers care about IPE skills?
We asked UNE alumni these questions and found that IPE experience on campus not only influenced practice but was a valuable asset in obtaining employment and opening up leadership opportunities.
The study, Interprofessional Education: A 5-year Analysis of its Impact on Workplace Practice,* involved 94 UNE alumni from 9 UNE health professions programs in surveys and focus groups. We gathered both quantitative (survey), and qualitative (focus groups) data.
The importance of interprofessional teamwork
*Thank you to the Office of Research and Scholarship for Faculty Mini-grant support