The AAMC is actively engaged in a variety of initiatives promoting the advancement of interprofessional education. Below are several of these initiatives:
Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC)
In 2009, the AAMC, along with five other associations representing health professions schools, created the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) to advance IPE.
The AAMC with five other education associations representing nursing, pharmacy, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, and public health, formed the collaborative to promote and encourage constituent efforts that advance substantive interprofessional learning experiences to help prepare future clinicians for team-based care of patients.
IPEC's report, Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, outlines IPE’s core competencies that concentrate on four main domains: values and ethics, roles and responsibilities, interprofessional communication, and teams and teamwork. Those competencies are now informing innovative IPE experiences nationwide. More resources from IPEC can be found on their resources website.
Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Learning Collaborative
The AAMC joined the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers and Primary Care Progress in 2013 to form the Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Learning Collaborative. This annual, six-month learning collaborative trains interprofessional student teams from across the country as they learn to identify and engage with high-utilizing patients in their communities with multiple complex health conditions.
MedEdPORTAL Interprofessional Education (IPE) Collection
The Interprofessional Education (IPE) Collection is designed to foster the identification, development and deployment of educational resources aimed at supporting team-based or collaborative care essential to training an interprofessional workforce. With funding from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the IPE collection is an emergent product of collaboration between members of the Interprofessional Education Collaboration (IPEC), the American Psychological Association, Physician Assistant Education Association and the American Physical Therapy Association. This collection is designed to create a national clearinghouse of competency-linked learning resources for interprofessional education and models of team-based or collaborative care in support of the IPEC report: Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice.