West Michigan Interprofessional Education Initiative - WMIPEI

Interprofessional Education Initiatives

Interprofessional education (IPE) initiatives are the priority of the Vice Provost for Health Office and are supported by Grand Valley State University's state-of-the-art Simulation Center and learning resource laboratories, which:

  • Serve as a safe practice environment for learning clinical skills
  • Provide rich opportunities for educational experiences
  • Result in thoroughly cross-trained professionals who utilize clear communications skills and possess a solid understanding of their field of study
  • Produce health care professionals of various disciplines who understand each other's roles and work effectively in team settings

The Institute of Medicine's core competencies of IPE focus on:

  • Patient-centered care
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Quality improvement
  • Interdisciplinary teams
  • Informatics

The West Michigan Model of Interprofessional Education incorporates these core competencies into the following champion areas that bridge practice with education:

  • Clinical setting
  • Curriculum
  • Cross-cultural competency
  • Scholarship
  • Service
  • Simulation

Dedicated interdisciplinary workgroups meet on a regular basis to achieve short- and long-term goals. We invite you to participate and support these workgroups as we learn and work together to transform health care.