Shoshana Sicks, EdM
Thomas Jefferson University

Shoshana Sicks is Director of Curriculum and Administration for the Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education at Thomas Jefferson University. Her experience in higher education administration includes student and curricular affairs, program and curriculum development and management, international education and global health, and interprofessional education. Her recent work focuses on teamwork, communication and patient safety curricular innovations and research, and 360-degree assessment of collaborative practice behaviors. Shoshana is currently working towards a doctorate in higher education at the University of Pennsylvania.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Workshop Description:Rigorous evaluations of interprofessional education (IPE) initiatives across the learning continuum are needed. The recently published Guidance on Developing Quality Interprofessional Education for the Health Professions endorses the requirement for a “coordinated strategy for assessing learners on their development and mastery of interprofessional collaborative competencies”. It also notes that it is “critical to monitor and evaluate the process of IPE plan implementation”. However, consistent models or strategies for assessing the collective impact of IPE programs…
Per the recently released guidance on quality IPE, learners should be assessed “on their development and mastery of interprofessional collaborative practice [CP] competencies,” including demonstration of CP skills in training and practice as observed by instructors. The Jefferson Teamwork Observation Guide(R) (JTOG(R)) is a real-time, 360-degree competency-based assessment evaluating collaboration by teams and individuals in both educational and practice settings. Data are collected via four versions of the tool that correspond to the perspectives of patients, caregivers, team members and…