IPE Activity Approval Process

Due to the growing amount of interprofessional collaboration at Columbia, as well as more comprehensive IPE mandates from accreditation boards, the Commons has developed a process to qualify IPE activities as approved curriculum for graduation requirements.

Our evaluation of IPE activities is based on the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) four Core Competencies as described below.

Competency 1: Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice

  • Work with individuals of other professions to maintain a climate of mutual respect and shared values.

Competency 2: Roles/Responsibilities

  • Use the knowledge of one’s own role and those of other professions to appropriately assess and address the health care needs of patients and to promote and advance the health of populations.

Competency 3: Interprofessional Communication

  • Communicate with patients, families, communities, and professionals in health and other fields in a responsive and responsible manner that supports a team approach to the promotion and maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease.

Competency 4: Teams and Teamwork

  • Apply relationship-building values and the principles of team dynamics to perform effectively in different team roles to plan, deliver, and evaluate patient/population-centered care and population health programs and policies that are safe, timely, efficient, effective, and equitable.

Interested in submitting an activity for approval? Learn more about our proposal application and evaluation rubric.