InterProfessional Education

About IPE


Interprofessional Education is defined as: “Two or more professions learn with, from and about each other to improve collaboration and the quality of care.” Center for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE), 2002.

Mission statement:
Serving to enhance and encourage opportunities for Interprofessional education at UTHSCSA

The UTHSCSA Interprofessional Education (IPE) Task Force was chartered and convened on August 17, 2009 and includes faculty from the five academic units at UTHSCSA, those with expertise in instructional technology and educational evaluation, a leader from Student Services, representatives from UT Austin College of Pharmacy, UTSA Social Work Program, and the UTHSC Houston School of Public Health.

The task force was charged to identify, describe, and propose interprofessional activities across the UTHSCSA campus.

Task Force 2009 Members List (pdf)

IPE Council
The IPE Council consists of faculty representatives from UTHSCSA Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions, Dental School, and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. The function of the committee is to:

  • Establish guidelines for what qualifies as an IPE course
  • Suggest training courses for faculty
  • Establish a relationship with other universities that offer IPE for collaboration purposes and new ideas of what works
  • Develop suggestions for assessment of IPE
  • Design educational research programs to assess and report on our IPE efforts; add to the literature on IPE
  • Decrease redundancy in courses across Schools

Task Force Summary Report and Recommendations January 2010 (pdf)
Task Force Report: Literature Review