Interprofessional Education (IPE)

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IPE Mission: Interprofessional Education is an integral curriculum component in Mercy College healthcare programs to prepare graduates for interprofessional collaborative practice. Each student will experience the Mercy Difference through team-based education grounded in ethics, aimed at transforming healthcare by improving the quality and safety of patient-centered care.

IPE Vision: To cultivate leaders in healthcare who are experienced in interprofessional collaborative practice to improve health outcomes and the patient experience with community partners.

Intro Exposure Immersion Integration

Introduction to IPE: Students are introduced to the importance of interprofessional collaborative practice and interprofessional education competency domains (Roles/Responsibilities, Interprofessional Communication, Team/Teamwork & Ethics/Values) to address the triple aim of healthcare.*

Exposure: Students participate in interprofessional activities in a variety of settings to develop team collaboration and skills in the competency domains.

Immersion: Students refine effective interprofessional collaboration and skills to improve patient outcomes.

Integration: Students demonstrate effective communication, collaboration, and teamwork aligned with medical ethics and core values of Mercy College and interprofessional education competency domains through multifaceted simulations and/or community outreach/service.**

*The Institute for Healthcare Improvement identifies the triple aim of healthcare as an approach to optimize health system performance. The triple aim includes improving the patient experience of care, improving the health of populations and reducing the per capita cost of health care.

**Mercy College Core Values include compassion, excellence, human dignity, justice, sacredness of life and service.