Implementing an Interprofessional Workshop for Graduate Level Nursing and Medical & Pharmacy Residents to Promote Core Skills and Values in Team-based Outpatient Care
Interprofessional teamwork is a critical component of high quality and safe medical care (IOM, 2004; CLER, 2017), yet many graduate and post-graduate training programs struggle to incorporate interprofessional didactic experiences that specifically build team skills. Presenters will share their experience and outcomes over the past 5 years at the University of Minnesota in designing and implementing a required interprofessional workshop for trainees in pediatrics, medicine, family medicine, pharmacy, and nurse practitioner programs designed to help prepare a patient-centered collaborative primary care workforce. This post-graduate interprofessional curriculum has been published in MedEd Portal and has been implemented with over 400 trainees. In this highly interactive workshop, the faculty who developed and implemented the curriculum (including internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, nursing, and pharmacy) will guide participants in exploring possibilities at their home institution for interprofessional education, including identifying key stakeholders, designing a curriculum, and overcoming barriers to implementation of interprofessional education. Participants will get to practice with hands-on examples from the curriculum developed at the University of Minnesota. This workshop is ideal for participants with a wide range of experience in interprofessional education who are looking for practical next steps for implementation at their home institutions. Creating opportunities for postgraduates from a variety of disciplines and professions to focus on interprofessional team-based skills fills a gap in the learning continuum between undergraduate interprofessional education (IPE) and clinical interprofessional practice (IPP). Although the workshop was designed by and for primary care disciplines, the content is broadly applicable across all specialties. This workshop aligns with the theme of the conference to share quality interprofessional education activities that can lead to improved interprofessional practice.
1. Describe a successful model of teaching interprofessional concepts of teamwork and communication skills at the post-graduate level.
2. Recognize the rich potential, the efficiencies, and the hidden biases and pitfalls in post-graduate interprofessional teaching.
3. Evaluate how the curriculum from the University of Minnesota can be modified to achieve desired interprofessional competencies at your home institution.
4. Devise strategies for overcoming barriers to developing an interprofessional workshop.