What is IPE?

The Center for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE), has defined interprofessional education (IPE) as “occasions when two or more professions learn with, from and about each other to improve collaboration and the quality of care.” Further, four competency domains have been defined by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC). They are: Values/Ethics, Roles/Responsibilities, Interprofessional Communication, and Teams and Teamwork. Our center uses this definition and addresses these competencies in developing curricula that prepare students for practice in the changing health care system.