Applied Practice Experience

Interprofessional Education (IPE)

"Interprofessional education occurs when students from two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes."

-Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice


What is IPE?

Interprofessional collaboration is key to addressing public health challenges both domestically and internationally. The IPE will offer you the experience to work inter-professionally and gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of others, communicating effectively across teams, merging professional expertise, and collaborating to improve health outcomes for our communities.

What are some examples of IPE?

  • College of Public Health flu shot day
  • Health care simulation (such as a poverty simulation)
  • Conference or symposium development (such as an Opioid Symposium developed in collaboration with students/faculty from medicine and criminology)
  • Art in Health

For more examples of Interprofessional Education, please review the APE Canvas course