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Over the past five years, VCU has developed a comprehensive interprofessional education (IPE) curriculum with almost 2000 students from both the medical campus and the Monroe Park campus engaged in IPE activities annually. 90 faculty members are facilitating these learners in classrooms, clinical settings, and community practice sites. This presentation will describe the conceptual framework for VCU’s IPE curriculum, give an overview of the courses and activities, discuss evaluation methods and selected results, and present the challenges and opportunities for the future of IPE at VCU.
The purpose of this presentation is to describe the conceptual framework for VCU's IPE curriculum, give an overview of the courses and activities, discuss evaluation methods and selected results, and present the challenges and opportunities for the future of IPE at VCU.
Describe the conceptual framework for VCU's interprofessional education (IPE) curriculum.
Be familiar with IPE courses, activities, and selected evaluation methods and results.
Identify the primary strengths and challenges of IPE at VCU.
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