Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education
at Washington University Medical Campus

The Student/Resident IPE Teaching Certificate

“Earning the Student IPE Teaching Certificate was an amazing experience. Through excellent lectures, active learning, and workshops, I gained invaluable knowledge and experience and how to be an effective teacher. I also had a chance to begin developing my own curriculum for my chosen topic. I learned how to become the most effective communicator possible, especially in an interprofessional setting. I also had an opportunity to practice my new teaching and communication skills by teaching a team of interprofessional learners. Additionally, during my residency interviews, many interviewers have inquired about this unique certificate and responded positively after discussing it.”

 -Austin Hannemann, Medical Student

Target Audiences :

Upper-level health profession learners, specifically those at
CIPE- collaborative institutions

Duration : 

1 year, flexible starting dates toward personalized experience 

Criteria :

I. Learn

General Pedagogy (4 hours)

  • Review the 2-hour, self-paced Canvas Course
  • Participate in a 2-hour interprofessional debriefing (mutually determined time)

IPE: Attend 3 Workshops (9 hours)

#1: IPE 101 Introduction to Interprofessional Education
(offered twice a year each in November & June)

  • CIPE Introduction
  • Implicit Bias
  • Culture
  • Teamwork
  • Facilitation Principles

#2: IPE 201 Managing Challenging Scenarios in Interprofessional Small Group Facilitation
(offered twice a year each in November & June)

  • This is included in the two-hour Phase I facilitator training session
  • Role play in interprofessional teams

#3: 1 additional IPE Workshop

  • 60 to 90 minutes each
  • Held twice monthly virtually
    Examples: About CHWs, clinical teams in action, educational best practices, scholarship tips

II.  Engage in direct teaching experience, Opportunities Below

  • Fall Phase I
    • 6 hours total Sessions 1-3 plus debriefing
    • All sessions co-facilitated with a clinician from another profession and include structured reflective debriefing following the sessions
  • Ethics case discussions facilitating a team (2 hours)
  • Standardized Patient Teaching Experience (SPTE) – Co-facilitating a team; 5 hr block (1.5 hour training, 3.5 hours working with students, 3 waves of students); 2 sessions in the Spring, 2 sessions in the Summer, 2 sessions in the Fall
  • Residents Only: Hotspotting (students follow Oct through Apr) – Resident nominates/selects patient from continuity clinic (frequent ED use, frequent AMJAR use who has either uncontrolled DM or HTN, for example); consults team with CHW re SDOH 0.5 hours/week.
Pedagogy Objectives

Participants in this workshop will: 

  • Describe key terms used in effective teaching 
  • Consider how these terms can create an effective teaching and learning experience 
  • Reflect on how these terms can be applied to your current or future instruction 
IPE Workshop Objectives

IPE 101 – Introduction to IPE

  • Understand the role of CIPE’s and how to get involved
  • Define IPE and list the key components
  • Give 3 examples of language or behaviors that can negatively or positively impact interprofessional relationships
  • Discuss 2 elements needed for teams to function effectively
  • List 2 benefits and barriers accompanying the role of an interprofessional facilitator

IPE 201 – Managing Challenging Scenarios in Interprofessional Small Group Facilitation

  • Express knowledge and opinions to team members with confidence, clarity and respect, working to ensure common understanding.
  • Use respectful language appropriate for a variety of challenging situations within the interprofessional team.
  • Recognizing the complementary professional expertise and unique abilities of oneself and all members of the interprofessional team.