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IPE Student Certificate
Interprofessional Education Student Certificate
The IPE Student Certificate at Grand Valley State is a year-long program designed to build skills in interprofessional communication and collaborative practice through didactic, simulation-based, and independent-research based co-learning. Students from participating MIPERC member organizations enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or professional programs in health disciplines are encouraged to participate.
See our IPE Student Certificate Brochure HERE
IPE Student Certificate Benefits
Health care agencies and institutions require staff to work together for the delivery of safe, patient-centered care. Certificate participation provides students opportunities to gain practical, often clinical, experience in interprofessional settings and demonstrates a commitment to interprofessional care as students prepare for employment in health fields. Adding the IPE Student certificate to students’ professional portfolio positions them as strong communicators and supporters of teamwork and collaboration, with experience in practice settings that make them attractive to potential employers.
IPE Student Certificate Competencies
The IPE Student Certificate at GVSU incorporates each of the 4 Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) competency domains for interprofessional collaborative practice into our curricula and certificate requirements. These competencies ensure robust skill development and broad applicability of our program across health disciplines.
The four IPEC Competencies are:
- Interprofessional Communication
- Teamwork/Team-Based Care
Learn more about the history and continuing evolution of the IPEC Competencies.
Time to Complete
Students are required to spend at least one full academic year enrolled in the program before certificates are granted, however, the average time to completion can vary depending on student course load and requirements.