Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education
at Washington University Medical Campus

Phase I

Calling clinicians and educators to facilitate in Fall 2023 Virtual Curriculum:

Building upon our successes and opportunities from prior years, the CIPE Curriculum Committee is making improvements to the curriculum materials, training, and implementation. Phase I will continue to be offered in a virtual format for Fall 2023. The virtual experience will require 70 facilitators, so we need your help to facilitate!

The ASK: Facilitate virtually on three Wednesday afternoons in late September/early October. Facilitators work with the same team (<10 learners) on all three days. Register HERE to facilitate the same team (<10 learners). 

Please note that there is some preparation time (< 30 minutes) required in-between sessions to review the pre-session curriculum videos.

As always, we will provide a detailed script and training for you to feel confident in facilitating a team of interprofessional students. There will be a 2hr virtual training required with several dates or times to accommodate availability in late August or early September.

Feel free to share this with your colleagues to help us recruit 70 facilitators for this experience – they need only to be a clinician, no previous teaching experience required!


This series of three 1.5 hour sessions (Phase I) involves interprofessional collaboration with audiology, genetic counseling, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, and physical therapy learners from Goldfarb School of Nursing, University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy, and Washington University School of Medicine. Approximately 530 first-year health professional learners participate in this curriculum annually.

Phase I focuses on the social and structural determinants of health (SSDOH) and collaborative communication strategies. There are a total of three 1.5-hour sessions. 

Session 1

Learners meet their interprofessional team and start to understand and identify social and structural determinants of health. 

Session 2

Learners learn and practice collaborative communication skills.

Session 3

Learners use their knowledge of SSDOH and collaborative communication skills to brainstorm strategies for a real client/patient who navigated the health care system while under/uninsured.


Overall Phase I Goals:

  1. Learn key communication skills to allow for client/patient-centered care and interprofessional team effectiveness

  2. Get acquainted with interprofessional team members and basic roles and responsibilities of the different health professions

  3. Begin to understand how structural and social determinants of health impact client/patients and their health outcomes