Interprofessional Education Collaborative Practice Collection: A Call for Submissions
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), as a partner in the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC), announces a call for submissions for competency-based learning and assessment resources, in support of the IPEC Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice report. Funded in part by the Josiah Macy Jr., Foundation, this initiative is designed to create a national clearinghouse of competency-linked learning resources for interprofessional education and models of team-based or collaborative care.
The resulting collection will be hosted through MedEdPORTAL, an online peer-review repository that adheres to the full standards of professional scholarship guidelines. Submissions are vetted for copyright and patient privacy compliance and subjected to scrutiny by editorial staff and independent reviewers using standardized peer-review processes grounded in the tenants of scholarship, thus positioning MedEdPORTAL publications on par with scholarly works in support of faculty tenure and advancement decisions. Published authors receive a formal citation for their accepted publication.
The AAMC, with guidance from the IPEC-MedEdPORTAL Advisory Committee, will select up to fifteen (15) applicants for resource development awards of $2,000 to accelerate content refinement in preparation for formal submission and peer-review to MedEdPORTAL. Applicants not selected for development awards are nonetheless encouraged to submit resources directly to MedEdPORTAL for inclusion in the inaugural interprofessional education collaboration collection.
Interprofessional Education Collaborative Practice Competency Domains
Submissions should be linked to the four general competency domains, as identified in the 2011 IPEC
General Competency Statements by Domain, excerpted from Interprofessional Education Collaborative
Expert Panel. (2011). Core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice: Report of an
expert panel. Washington, D.C.: Interprofessional Education Collaborative:
VALUES/ETHICS FOR INTERPROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Work with individuals of other professions to maintain a climate of mutual respect and shared
Use the knowledge of one’s own role and those of other professions to appropriately assess and
address the healthcare needs of the patients and populations served.
Communicate with patients, families, communities, and other health professionals in a responsive and responsible manner that supports a team approach to the maintenance of health and the treatment of disease.
TEAMS AND TEAMWORK
Apply relationship-building values and the principles of team dynamics to perform effectively in different team roles to plan and deliver patient-/population-centered care that is safe, timely, efficient, effective, and equitable.
Application Criteria and Submission Qualifications
Teaching materials that enhance the training of health professionals take many forms such as: tutorials, exercises, lab guides, case studies, videos, simulations, faculty development resources, etc. Key characteristics for a learning module submitted to the interprofessional collection are:
Linked to the IPEC Collaborative Practice report competency domains;
Developed with substantive contribution by at least three separate health professions for learner audiences and faculty implementation by the three or more professions;
Serves as full, stand-alone teaching/learning activity;
Includes educational objectives and outcome-based measures;
Teaches concepts of interprofessional collaboration in the context of healthcare delivery;
Relevant to and replicable by other faculty; and
Used in the learning setting by faculty for learners of the intended health professions, with identifiable ‘classroom tested’ educational outcome results.
Note: The iCollaborative online forum is an appropriate venue for further development of educational resources and materials that have not yet been used in the learning setting. This forum affords interchange and constructive feedback through social-networking tools, in service of refining new ideas and resources in the early stages of development.
Funding and Disbursement
Accepted applicants will receive a $2,000 development award and must participate in a required MedEdPORTAL training webinar on educational scholarship. Webinar preference is solicited in the application process and every effort will be made to assign one’s first preference. The development award will be disbursed in two phases. The first installment of $1,000 will be distributed upon completion of the training workshop and the remaining $1,000 upon final decision in peer-review. The full award amount is not contingent upon acceptance by the Editor-in-Chief. In the event that multiple resources are submitted by a single interprofessional team, only one award will be distributed per team; however, additional resources may be submitted for inclusion consideration in the interprofessional portal inaugural collection. Award participants must submit complete resources to MedEdPORTAL for peer-review by August 1, 2012.
Award application deadline is Friday, May 25, 2012 at 5p (EDT) with applicants notified of funding decisions by June 18, 2012. To apply online, please visit: www.mededportal.org/ipe.
Michael Saleh, Senior Project Manager, MedEdPORTAL, Association of American Medical Colleges