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Interprofessional Education for Collaborative Practice (IPECP)

Interprofessional Education for Collaborative Practice (IPECP) at Salus is based on the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC)’s Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPEC Competencies), the Health Professions Accreditors Collaborative (HPAC)’s Guidance on Developing Quality Interprofessional Education for the Health Professions (IPE Guidance), and the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education’s NexusIPETM Learning Model.

Our work currently includes the development of policies and procedures to facilitate IPECP, expanding faculty development opportunities in IPECP; and designing, developing, and delivering practical, clinical, and experiential learning opportunities for pre- and post-licensure health professions learners.

A hallmark of our approach is our partnership with Student Affairs to develop co-curricular offerings for student learners. Learn about our new microcredential badges for students.

IPECP at Salus is under the care of the Academic Affairs Council for Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE Council). Co-chaired by the Director of Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE) and an annually rotating faculty co-chair, the IPE Council is deliberative and advisory and meets every other month during the academic year. The charge is to advise and recommend actions to Academic Affairs that support development of an intentional, systemic, and systematic approach to interprofessional practice and education at Salus for the benefit of patients and clients.

IPE Advisory Committee Members
  • Michelle Fischer, Physician Assistant Program, College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabilitation
  • Anna Grasso, Occupational Therapy Program, College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabilitation, Co-Chair 2023-2024
  • Karen Hanson, Director, Interprofessional Practice and Education, Co-Chair
  • Ryan Hollister, Bennett Career Services Center, Office of Student Affairs
  • Jamie Maffit, Orientation and Mobility Program, Blindness and Low Vision Studies Department, College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabilitation
  • Gerard O’Sullivan, Provost/VPAA (ex officio)
  • Maria Parisi, Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • Julie Quinlan, Orthotics and Prosthetics Program, College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabilitation
  • Aaron Roman, Osborne College of Audiology, Chair 2022-2023
  • Anne Marie Ruckdeschel, Speech-Language Pathology Program, College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabilitation
  • Melissa Vitek, Academic Affairs Division of Global, Interprofessional, and Specialized Programming