Every January since 2006 at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), first and second-year students come together to participate in an annual event called Interprofessional Day, designed to further develop a culture of collaborative teamwork and improve patient care and safety. Typically, students break into 70 - 80 pre-assigned interprofessional student groups that meet in locations across campus. Faculty and staff volunteers work with students to facilitate specific activities. In January 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Interprofessional Day took place entirely online. Over 1500 students from eleven different academic programs participated in concurrent, online break-out sessions and activities focused on team-based care for individuals with chronic conditions. Approximately 100 faculty volunteers facilitated these sessions utilizing the university’s learning management system and video-conferencing platform. Many academic institutions may have grappled with the challenges of delivering interprofessional education in an online format during the COVID-19 pandemic. While we begin to see a return to "normal operations," lessons learned from "virtual interprofessional education" should not be forgotten as educators must continue to innovate and advance our teaching. In this lightening round, presenters will discuss challenges and outcomes from the first-ever online Interprofessional Day at MUSC, including topics related to designing interactive online activities to teach skills and knowledge relevant to interprofessional practice, socializing interprofessional novice learners online, and preparing and testing technology appropriate for planned activities. In addition, presenters will discuss potential modifications based on lessons learned and facilitator and student feedback as we plan to host Interprofessional Day online again in 2022!
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