Herding Cats: Development and Implementation of a Multi-Phase Interprofessional Education Program

Des Moines, IA US
February 23, 2012

While not a new concept, Interprofessional Education (IPE) has generated considerable interest in the past several years. IPE involves more than simply having students from various programs taking common classes together. An IPE curriculum is designed to promote an understanding, appreciation and application of the roles, talents and responsibilities of the members of the health care team. The Winter IAMSE webcast seminar series brings together a collection of the leaders and programs that have implemented successful IPE activities. This series will begin with an overview of IPE and how it has grown over the years followed by a perspective on what is involved in developing a successful program. Specific sessions will include: An IPE course incorporating a community-based service learning project, an IPE Honors Colloquium, clinical clerkship IPE experiences, a comprehensive curricular design and a set of IPE activities including the requisite faculty development to make it all happen.

Webinar Desciption

This talk will describe the development and implementation of the 3 phase interprofessional education curriculum at Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU). Included in the presentation will be a brief description of the planning process, development of the curriculum and development of the assessment plan. The presenters will also describe the development and implementation of the faculty development process that was utilized at WesternU. The talk will describe to the participants the lessons that were learned throughout the process, and will describe changes made to the processes and the curriculum based upon lessons learned. The presenters will also provide sage advice for the participants to help them prepare for implementation of an interprofessional education curriculum/program at their respective institutions.

Target Audience

DMU faculty and staff. 


  • Susan Mackintosh, DO, MPH
    Curriculum Advisor, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Western University of Health Sciences
  • John TegzesJohn Tegzes, MA, VMD, DABVT
    Professor, Veterinary Toxicology, Co-Director Phase I, College of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/23/2012 - 11:00am CST
Event ends: 
02/23/2012 - 12:00pm CST
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
SEC 115
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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