Event Title

How Can the Core Competencies be used to Advance Interprofessional Education?

Start Date

19-5-2012 8:30 AM

End Date

19-5-2012 9:30 AM

Description

Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice is the result of a collaboration among six organizations of schools of the health professions: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), American Dental Education Association (ADEA), Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH), and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM). These organizations joined together to form the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC), convened an expert panel, and produced the report to define a common language for interprofessional education and collaborative practice. The Core Competencies are intended to guide preparation of health professions students for integrated, high quality care within the nation’s evolving health care system. The expert panel identified 38 specific sub-competencies that describe essential behaviors across four general competency domains: Values and Ethics for Interprofessional Practice, Roles and Responsibilities, Interprofessional Communication, and Teams and Teamwork.

The session will provide an overview of the Core Competencies development process, including principles that guided the expert panel’s work and the sources used to inform the expert panel’s thinking. Since their release in May 2011, the Core Competencies have been used to stimulate strategic conversations on university campuses, guide surveys of interprofessional learning activities and opportunities, and focus the development of new learning resources. Specific examples of how the Core Competencies are being used for these purposes will be discussed.

Learning Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will:

  1. Inventory learning activities to determine the extent of interprofessional education and alignment with the Core Competencies.
  2. Discuss opportunities to use the Core Competencies to advance interprofessional education.

Comments

Presentation: 56 minutes

Susan M. Meyer, PhD, is associate dean for education and professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. Dr. Meyer received a BS in Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University, and received her MS and PhD degrees in pharmacy practice education from Purdue University. In 2001, Dr. Meyer was recognized as a Purdue University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Distinguished Alumna for significant contributions to the profession of pharmacy.

From 1987 through 1990, Dr. Meyer served as an assistant professor in pharmacy practice and administration at the College of Pharmacy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. As a faculty member at Rutgers, Dr. Meyer was selected as Teacher of the Year and was twice acknowledged for her dedication and service to the undergraduate community. Twenty years later, in 2010, Dr. Meyer was selected as Faculty Member of the Year for outstanding leadership by the Academy of Students of Pharmacy at the University of Pittsburgh.

From 1990 to 2006, Dr. Meyer served as a staff member for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the national organization representing the interests of pharmacy education and educators.

Dr. Meyer’s activities since she joined the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in 2006 focus on curricular and institutional quality improvement, instructional design and assessment, faculty development, and interprofessional health professions education. Dr. Meyer convenes the Working Group on Interprofessional Education, composed of academic leaders from the six health sciences schools at the University.

Dr. Meyer represents pharmacy education on the Healthy People Curriculum Task Force, an interprofessional group convened by the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research to advance the education of future health care professionals in the areas of clinical prevention and population health. In 2010-11, Dr. Meyer participated as a member of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative* Expert Panel that authored “Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice” and participated on the HRSA-convened working group on Faculty Development In Interprofessional Team-Based Care.

Dr. Meyer is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative.

Dr. Meyer is a registered pharmacist in the State of Indiana.

 
May 19th, 8:30 AM May 19th, 9:30 AM

How Can the Core Competencies be used to Advance Interprofessional Education?

Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice is the result of a collaboration among six organizations of schools of the health professions: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), American Dental Education Association (ADEA), Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH), and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM). These organizations joined together to form the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC), convened an expert panel, and produced the report to define a common language for interprofessional education and collaborative practice. The Core Competencies are intended to guide preparation of health professions students for integrated, high quality care within the nation’s evolving health care system. The expert panel identified 38 specific sub-competencies that describe essential behaviors across four general competency domains: Values and Ethics for Interprofessional Practice, Roles and Responsibilities, Interprofessional Communication, and Teams and Teamwork.

The session will provide an overview of the Core Competencies development process, including principles that guided the expert panel’s work and the sources used to inform the expert panel’s thinking. Since their release in May 2011, the Core Competencies have been used to stimulate strategic conversations on university campuses, guide surveys of interprofessional learning activities and opportunities, and focus the development of new learning resources. Specific examples of how the Core Competencies are being used for these purposes will be discussed.

Learning Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will:

  1. Inventory learning activities to determine the extent of interprofessional education and alignment with the Core Competencies.
  2. Discuss opportunities to use the Core Competencies to advance interprofessional education.