Interprofessional Education Grant (IPEG)

Overview and Fact Sheet

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Under the leadership of Provost Terence R. Flotte, MD, and the administrative oversight of the Office of Educational Affairs, the Liaison Committee for Interprofessional Curriculum is currently seeking proposals for the Interprofessional Education Grant (IPEG) Initiative.  The goal of IPEGs is to stimulate the development of innovative approaches and programs in Interprofessional Education at UMMS, across the spectrum of health professions, and the clinical and basic sciences. The priority areas for this RFP will be in the areas of TEAM-BASED ACTIVE LEARNING and SIMULATION, with a focus on the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice.  

“The UMMS educational program must prepare our learners (students, residents/post docs, faculty and professionals) to function collaboratively on teams that represent the diversity of health professionals and the biomedical sciences.”

For the purpose of the IPEG program, interprofessional education must represent two or more “professions” from any of the groups as defined below.

  • Licensed health care professions including, but not limited to, Medical Doctors, Doctors of Osteopathy, Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists
  • Doctoral or master level degree recipients in the biomedical sciences, faculty or professional staff

Priority areas for this call, with a focus on Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, include:

  • Team-based Active Learning
  • Simulation

Participants may include any combination of students, postdoctoral trainees, residents/fellows, faculty or professional staff from the SOM, GSN or GSBS. Collaborative teams of faculty from more than one school would be welcome.

Public Announcement (e-mail & website live) Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Submission Deadline Friday, November 20, 2015
Notification Date Friday, December 4, 2015
IPEG Funding January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016



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