Interprofessional Education

What is Interprofessional Education and Practice?

The professional schools of Loyola University Chicago are committed to working together to promote interprofessional education and practice. The goal of interprofessional education is to prepare future healthcare providers and professionals to work together as a team to improve patient and population health care. This includes engaging in foundational research on interprofessional education/collaborative practice (IPE/CP); the use of interprofessional collaborative practice models to provide better care for patients; and ultimately transforming healthcare by championing interprofessional models that are patient centered and result in safe, high quality, cost effective care.

I-TIE Education Opportunities:

  • Poverty Simulation: Hunger Week (>1,000 Students Trained)
  • TeamStepps in Ambulatory Care and Elsewhere
  • Infection Prevention Training
  • Immigrant Health Multi-Campus Interprofessional Education Event
  • I-TIE 100 Interprofessional Team Elective
  • SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment)
  • Nursing/Medical Student teams in Family Medicine
  • Developing Affiliation with Chicago State University College of Pharmacy

Faculty Development

  • Intercampus I-TIE Journal Club
  • Past IPE Faculty Workshop University of Toronto
  • I-TIE Ambassador Quarterly Meetings

Interprofessional Education for Healthcare (IPEH)

IPEH is when students from two or more health care professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes (WHO, 2010). 

The Institute for Transformational Interprofessional Education (ITIE) at Loyola University Chicago offers these educational modules as part of ITIE’s mission to promote education and research in interprofessional collaborative practice and Loyola University Chicago’s commitment to social justice, academic excellence, and ethics. 

These modules were developed through the I-Care Path HRSA-funded grant, awarded to the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University Chicago (#UD7HP26040).  This grant also provided support to redesign the Loyola University Health System ambulatory care to integrate a community based model of interprofessional collaborative practice and patient centered medical home. 

These modules and the system redesign not only has transformed care, but also has been incorporated into Loyola University Chicago’s professional schools:

  • Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
  • Stritch School of Medicine
  • Dietetic Internship Program
  • School of Social Work
  • Institute of Public Health
  • Health Systems Management Program