Continuing Professional Development

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February 28, 2017

The Impact of IMPACT Practice®: one faculty member’s reactions.

QUESTION: What’s an effective way for health professions faculty to appreciate the power and importance of interprofessional education and development? ANSWER: Watch and contribute to an interprofessional student team’s first patient-centered interview. The IMPACT Practice® curriculum, initiated in 2013 and directed by Dr. Mary Knab, is an overarching approach to incorporating the principles of interprofessional learning, setting the stage for interprofessional collaborative practice for entry-level students from across all MGH IHP programs. Teams of 4 – 5 students from multiple disciplines...
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January 30, 2017

What can we achieve with Interprofessional Continuing Education?

“Interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) is when members from two or more professions learn with, from, and about each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes.” (ACCME, ACPE,ANCC, 2015) In April, 2016, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, and the American Nurses Credentialing Center sponsored a Leadership Summit for Jointly Accredited Provider organizations that offer interprofessional continuing education. Twenty-eight institutions participated, sharing challenges and strategies for...
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December 21, 2016

Thoughts on the relationship between developing teaching skills and patient care.

Thoughts on the relationship between developing teaching skills and patient care: How does being a great teacher translate into being a great and compassionate clinician? It can and it does! This month was the fourth successful year of the Post-Graduate Trainees: Future Academic Clinician-Educators course, a four-way collaborative effort sponsored by the MGH Institute of Health Professions , the Harvard Macy Institute , Boston Children’s Hospital , and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai . The course drew 49 trainee scholars from over 10 institutions in the U. S. and Canada for three...
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November 15, 2016

Interprofessional Education

It is always stunning and almost beautiful to see experienced and passionate care providers come to know and respect each other across a professional discipline education divide. We enter these learning experiences willingly; but perhaps with some trepidation and defense of our individual professional identities. We are, after all, experienced and expert in our own uni-professional knowledge, steeped in our professional culture and beliefs about how we contribute to our patients’ interests. What’s at play in these interprofessional development experiences: perhaps pride, unconscious bias,...
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