IPE 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. 

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An immersion process for the student desiring interprofessional learning and experiential practice opportunities.

IPE Student Certificate participating organizations

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What are the 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.

What are the competencies?

The IPE Student Certificate incorporates each of the four Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) competency domains for interprofessional collaborative practices. The four competencies below ensure robust skill development and broad applicability of our program across health disciplines.

  • Values/Ethics
  • Roles/Responsibilities
  • Interprofessional Communication
  • Teamwork/Team-Based Care

IPE Student Certificate FAQ

You can APPLY HERE ! Following application to the IPE Certificate, you will gain access to Google Classroom, where you can begin your journey. Please contact your program IPE Faculty Advisory Champion to navigate you with the completion of the IPE student certificate.

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.

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Contact IPE Director, Denise Ludwig @ [email protected] or [email protected] for questions.

Page last modified September 18, 2023