IPE at Western University College of Optometry

Report
Interprofessional Education at Western
University of Health Sciences
College of Optometry
Thank You
• Dr. Kierstyn Napier
• Dr. Jasmine Yumori
• Dr. Valerie Wren
• College of Optometry IPE Liaisons
Emphasis
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Equal respect
Teamwork
Collaboration
Communication
Scope of practice
Curriculum
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Shared courses
Formal IPE program
Service learning
Clinical care
(Student clubs)
Formal IPE Program
• First year: Seminar
• Second year: Asynchronous activity
• Third year: Case conferences
First Year Seminar
• Three 1.5 hour sessions per Case
– Session 1: Uniprofessional, Scope of MY Practice
– Sessions 2 and 3: Interprofessional
• 9 students (from approximately 9 different professions)
• 1 facilitator (faculty from any college)
• Case based vignettes
• Total of 5 cases over the first year curriculum
Second Year
• Asynchronous
– Through Blackboard LMS wiki and blogs
• Face-to-face activity
• Goals:
– Understanding collaborative care
– Promoting teamwork
– Sharing information
– Including patients
Third Year
• Case Conferences: Team-based discussions
– Each profession takes the lead on a grand rounds
case
– Students are expected to discuss the case and
contribute to collaborative care plans
– Real and standardized cases are used
• Examples: Diabetes, stroke, polypharmacy
• Interprofessional Observations
– Difficult to schedule around curricula
Program Development
• Pomona
– University initiative
– 9 professions on campus, all involved in 1st year
– Various IPE development teams
• Oregon
– University initiative
– Expand to include programs in local
colleges/universities
Program needs
• IPE leader
• IPE liaisons from different
professions/colleges/universities to plan
• Support staff
• Dedicated time (WU: Wednesdays 3-5)
• Faculty to implement
Challenges
• Scheduling
• Finding time
– Faculty
– Students
• Student engagement
• Putting into clinical practice
Opportunities
• Collaboration in:
– Research
– Teaching
– Patient care
clockwise from left: DMD, MD (int med), MD (int med), DNP, DPM,
DO, OD, MD (nephrology), OD, PharmD

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