Interprofessional Education Collection

The MedEdPORTAL Interprofessional Education (IPE) Collection offers a comprehensive array of peer-reviewed educational innovations designed to advance institutional efforts in IPE and promote effective teamwork in health professions education.

Defining Interprofessional Education
The World Health Organization defines IPE as “when two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes.”1 By fostering collaboration among various health professions, IPE enhances care coordination, communication, and ultimately, improved patient outcomes.

Commitment to IPE
Since 2012, MedEdPORTAL has maintained this collection in collaboration with the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC). Representing over 20 health professional organizations, IPEC is dedicated to promoting collaborative models of care for optimal patient outcomes and improved community health.  

MedEdPORTAL’s IPE Collection features practice-based, peer reviewed curricular frameworks and assessment tools that address the growing need for educational interventions in complex healthcare situations. These resources benefit a diverse audience, including trainees, faculty, deans, staff, and institutional leaders. 

Submission Criteria
The IPE Collection welcomes submissions of educational innovations that:
• Involve two or more health professions (including physician trainees) learning from and with each other. 
• Foster equal participation from all involved health professions. 
• Promote best practices in team-based care.
• Are adaptable and replicable for other health professions.
• Advance the IPEC Core Competencies.2

In addition to the above, submissions must meet the standard MedEdPORTAL submission criteria.

1 World Health Organization (WHO). (2010). Framework for action on interprofessional education & collaborative practice. World Health Organization. Accessed March 3, 2024. 
2 Interprofessional Education Collaborative. (2023). IPEC Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: Version 3. Interprofessional Education Collaborative. Accessed March 5, 2024. 


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MedEdPORTAL is accepting reviewer nominations for the interprofessional education collaboration collection. To nominate your peer, please e-mail: [email protected]