The Association of American Medical Colleges, as a partner in the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC), is seeking submissions for competency-based learning and assessment resources for interprofessional education and models of team-based care. Resources should be linked to the four general competency domains identified in the 2011 IPEC report, Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. Those selected will serve as the initial content of the MedEdPORTAL, an online peer-reviewed clearinghouse of resources.
AAMC, with guidance from the IPEC-MedEdPORTAL Advisory Committee, will select up to 15 applicants for resource development awards of $2,000 to accelerate content refinement in preparation for formal submission and peer-review to MedEdPORTAL. Award application deadline is May 25, 5:00 pm ET, with applicants notified of funding decisions by June 18.
The IPEC report was inspired by a vision of interprofessional collaborative practice as key to safe, high quality, accessible and patient-centered care. The intent was to build on each profession’s competencies by defining competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice. IPEC partners are the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, American Dental Education Association, Association of American Medical Colleges, and Association of Schools of Public Health.
The core competencies identified in the report are:
• Values/ethics for interprofessional practice: work with individuals of other professions to maintain a climate of mutual respect and shared values
• Roles/responsibilities: use the knowledge of one’s own role and those of other professions to appropriately assess and address the healthcare needs of the patients and populations served.
• Interprofessional communication: Communicate with patients, families, communities, and other health professionals in a responsive and responsible manner that supports a team approach to the maintenance of health and the treatment of disease.
• Teams and teamwork: Apply relationship-building values and the principles of team dynamics to perform effectively in different team roles to plan and deliver patient-/population-centered care that is safe, timely, efficient, effective and equitable.
The full call for submission proposals and online application are on the MedEdPORTAL website.