This Lightning Talk will highlight a university-wide series of online interprofessional education (IPE) modules completed synchronously without direct involvement of faculty facilitators. 977 first-year students representing 26 educational programs participated in interprofessional groups of 3-4 in a self-directed manner using just learner guides. Multiple modalities facilitated engagement, including interprofessional socialization exercises, mini-lectures augmented with video vignettes, and novel illustrated and video case studies. Illustrated cases featured professionally rendered artwork to allow students to experience healthcare from multiple perspectives, including patients, caregivers, and health professionals. Video cases showcased patients’ lived experiences utilizing journalism-inspired interviews.
A convergent parallel mixed methods design was used to assess learner outcomes. The quantitative phase included a validated student engagement instrument combined with items targeting (1) application of teamwork concepts, (2) influence of interprofessional socialization activities on communication skills, and (3) impact of case studies on 5 IPEC interprofessional teamwork- and communication-focused sub-competencies. The qualitative phase consisted of analysis of short-answer written responses.
A 91% (890/977) response rate was observed. Quantitative results recorded on a 5-point Likert scale indicated high student engagement across all educational programs (4.59±0.75) and positive impact on targeted IPEC sub-competencies with scores of 4.37±0.92, 4.39±0.93, 4.43±0.91, 4.45±0.86, and 4.35±0.93, respectively. Further results indicated that the experience positively impacted students’ professional development (4.40±0.92) while providing a valuable foundation for subsequent IPE activities (4.40±0.89). Themes from qualitative analyses reinforced quantitative results.
After reviewing outcomes, presenters will address key lessons learned regarding the design, implementation, and implications of this series of large-scale online IPE modules. They will also address future directions of the program.
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