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


This paper provides a general overview of an upcoming

evaluation plan with JCIPE that began this fall. This plan was

constructed primarily because although numerous training

institutions have constructed and implemented various courses

and programs designed to provide students with extensive

learning opportunities steeped in interprofessional education

(IPE)1-3, projects employing longitudinal and/or mixed-methods

approaches to understanding the multi-faceted barriers to and

facilitators of IPE within health professions training have been

quite limited. Similarly, few evaluation plans have attempted to

unearth if and how students are exposed to interprofessional

values outside of IPE-specific programs or how these team-based

values may translate to students’ later professional practice.