IPE Microcredential Cohort VII for Faculty/Preceptors – online

The purpose of Interprofessional Practice Education (IPE) is to prepare health profession students for interprofessional practice by teaching collaborative practice competencies within the context of interprofessional teams. All health professions now require the integration of interprofessional education into their curricula. Faculty and Preceptors must be prepared to integrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for effective collaborative practice into the curricula of both the preclinical and clinical years of training.
Faculty and Preceptors are encouraged to participate in earning a Microcredential in IPE. A Microcredential is a competency-based, specialized certification, a formalized way to verify, validate, and attest to skills or competency achievement through rigorous, meaningful and high-quality training processes. Microcredentials are generally more narrowly focused and offered in shorter, more flexible timespans, than traditional degrees and certificates. Completion of this Microcredential will demonstrate knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to facilitate the integration of IPE into health professions curricula.
The Faculty/Preceptor Development IPE Microcredential is available through the UNTHSC Division of Academic Innovation, in partnership with the UNTHSC Department of Interprofessional Education and Practice. The program utilizes online, asynchronous and synchronous, learning methods.

IPE Microcredential Overview:
Participants who earn an IPE Certificate complete a team project, 12 hours of online training (to include reading required texts), and 10.5 hours of in-person training via Zoom (11:30 to 1:00 pm \ Central Time Zone) on these Thursdays:
-Orientation: Oct 13, 2022
-Session 1: Oct 20, 2022
-Session 2: Oct 27, 2022
-Session 3: Nov 3, 2022
-Session 4: Nov 10, 2022
-Session 5: Nov 17, 2022
-Session 6: Dec 1, 2022

Faculty will demonstrate the application of online training through interprofessional team-based projects during the in-person sessions. To register and earn the Microcredential, faculty must commit to completing all pre-work assignments, attending each session in its entirety, and successfully completing a teamwork project. The teamwork project will require teams meet regularly outside of the synchronous, Zoom sessions.

*The program permits one excused absence.

• Registration for non-UNTHSC Faculty/Preceptors – $500.00
Registration for UNTHSC Faculty/Preceptors – $0.00
• Estimate Cost of 2 Required Textbooks – $80.00 {registrant is to purchase books, books also available through Lewis Library}

Continuing Education Credits are available for each synchronous session (not including Orientation), totaling nine-credit hours.

CONTACT cailyn.alexander@unthsc.edu for a link to register. _____________________________________________
IPE Certificate of Distinction Overview:
Upon completion of the Microcredential, faculty/preceptors may earn a Certificate of Distinction; awarded to those who have completed the following criteria:
• Earned the IPE Microcredential
• Partnered with a different profession to develop, implement, and assess outcomes of an IPE for learners of two or more professions
• Participated in scholarship, by sharing the outcomes of their IPE via professional conference(s) or publication of research.