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:

  • Values/Ethics
  • Roles/Responsibilities
  • 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.

IPE Student Certificate FAQ

Please begin the application process using the e-form below and get in contact with your program IPE Faculty Advisory Champion. Contact Julie Hall at hallju@gvsu.edu to give you access to the Google Classroom to begin the certificate process.

Certificate Requirements are listed in our Student IPE Manual and Checklist

See our Events Calendar, and keep an eye out for our monthly IPE Newsletter, which will list upcoming IPE events.

Contact Julie Hall @ hallju@gvsu.edu for any additional questions.