An Interprofessional Pivot: Converting a Team-based Ambulatory Care Workshop from in Person to Virtual and Lessons Learned

Monday, September 27, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Accreditation Information
The recording of this session has been accredited for Interprofessional Continuing Education credit (IPCE) as enduring material. After watching this recording, you may claim IPCE credit by clicking this link. Interprofessional Continuing Education Credit is available to claim through December 31, 2021. Please see details below.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe a successful model of virtual teaching interprofessional concepts of teamwork and communication skills at the post-graduate level.
  2. Recognize the potential benefits of presenting interprofessional content on a virtual platform, and factors that influenced the decision to continue virtually rather than canceling the workshop
  3. Evaluate how learner perceptions of the virtual workshop compared to the in-person iteration via survey data.
  4. Discuss how the virtual workshop can be modified/adapted to achieve desired interprofessional competencies at your home institution.
  5. Devise strategies for overcoming barriers to developing a virtual interprofessional workshop.

Interprofessional teamwork is a critical component of high quality and safe medical care, yet many graduate and post-graduate programs struggle to incorporate interprofessional didactic experiences that specifically build team skills relevant to the outpatient setting. Presenters will share their experience and outcomes in converting a long-standing interprofessional workshop onto a synchronized virtual platform. The workshop was designed for learners in pediatrics, medicine, family medicine, pharmacy, and nurse practitioner programs to help prepare a patient-centered collaborative primary care workforce, focusing on team building, team roles, and communication, and highlighting social determinants of health within the content. The in person post-graduate interprofessional curriculum has been published in MedEd Portal and has been implemented with over 400 trainees over 7 years. In this highly interactive workshop, the faculty team who developed and implemented a virtual workshop curriculum to take its place will guide participants in exploring possibilities at their home institution for virtual interprofessional education, including identifying key stakeholders, designing a curriculum, and overcoming barriers to implementation. Via breakout rooms, participants will engage in the interactive practice and application of principles from the virtual curriculum developed at the University of Minnesota. This workshop is ideal for participants with a wide range of experience in interprofessional education who are looking for practical next steps for implementation at their home institutions. Creating opportunities for post-graduate learners fills a gap in the learning continuum between undergraduate interprofessional education (IPE) and clinical interprofessional practice (IPP). Although the virtual workshop was designed by and for primary care disciplines, the content is broadly applicable across all specialties. This workshop aligns with the theme of the conference, highlighting lessons learned through the pandemic that will have a lasting impact on how we design, deliver and evaluate interprofessional practice and education.



  • 5 minutes: Introduction & group goal setting for the session
  • 10 minutes: Breakout 1: Introductions and profession? What IPE experiences are you currently engaged in? What is available for post-graduate learners? What do you want to get out of this workshop?
  • 10 minutes: Presenters describe virtual interprofessional workshop implemented at the University of Minnesota
  • 10 minutes: Breakout 2: Interactive exercise to highlight key concepts in interprofessional teamwork and communication
  • 10 minutes: Debrief on the exercise (highlighting concepts of SDH)
  • 10 minutes: Breakout 3: discuss a potential project or curriculum to create virtually, identifying key stakeholders and partners, along with opportunities and barriers in interprofessional teaching in their academic communities
  • 5 minutes: Debrief & Wrap-up
Accreditation Details

In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (OICPD). The OICPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Nurses: Participants will be awarded contact hours of credit for attendance at this workshop.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: This activity is approved for contact hours.

IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change