Collaborative Healthcare: Interprofessional Practice, Education and Evaluation (JCIPE)

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From the Editors


As the spring semester comes to a close, we in the Jefferson Center for InterProfessional Education (JCIPE) reflect on the last year. In the Fall 2014 edition of the Interprofessional Education and Care Newsletter, we presented several innovative IPE projects from students, faculty and our colleagues overseas. The articles in this edition build on that progress, high-lighting our efforts, redefined during a January 2015 Jefferson IPE retreat facilitated by Dr. Malcolm Cox, to more closely link IPE and clinical practice. To this end, the spring semester marked the conclusion of the first administration of our revised Jefferson Health Mentors Program (JHMP) Module 4. During the new module, students select one Learning Activity from a menu of 13 offerings, including clinical observations, simulations and collaborative practice opportunities. They then reflect on their participation in their selected Learning Activity in light of their experience with their Health Mentor. Two student essays, one discussing our new, student-led IPE Grand Rounds program detailed in the Fall 2014 edition of the newsletter and the other describing a TeamSTEPPS® training, demonstrate the impact of such clinically-focused activities and their application in students’ training and lives.