Congratulations are still virtual in mid-2021, but appreciation of the experiential projects is very real!

In July 2021, the 11 graduating University of Michigan faculty Interprofessional Leadership (IPL) Fellows of the fifth cohort (2020-21) are being honored with this virtual presentation of their team projects (below). “Congratulations to a special group, who forged ahead despite the many challenges of the pandemic,” said Center for Interprofessional Education (IPE) Founding Director Frank Ascione. “We expect that they will use that experience to become effective leaders and champions of the IPE movement.”

Tune in on Twitter with the #IPLfellows hashtag for more discussion of their work! Click on titles below to view PDFs and learn more about the projects this cohort of fellows worked on during their 18-month fellowship:

Improving Interprofessional Communication During Team Conferences with Patient/Caregiver (PDF)
Adam Lepley, Susan Radzilowski, Shane Spaulding
See also related videos: Virtual Collaborative Team Meeting and Virtual Family Conference. For use of these videos outside of the University of Michigan and University of Toronto, please contact IPECenter@umich.edu

Team on the Screen” A Pilot Study of Teaching Students Interprofessional Competencies Through Virtual Patient Education (PDF)
Emily Ashjian, Rick Barinbaum, Laura Prochnow

A Tool for Developing Leadership Skills on Interprofessional Teams (PDF)
Angela Beck, Katie Doyle, Kristin Klein

The Development of an Interprofessional Continuity of Care Work-Flow Model Between Emergency Medicine and Dentistry: An Exploration (PDF)
Martha McComas, Elizabeth Hatfield

All these posters were presented at the 2021 University of Michigan Health Professions Education Day. We hope for a future celebration and reunion with the other cohorts of IPL fellows, after COVID-19 safety precautions are further eased. In years past, such gatherings included discussion with Michigan Center for IPE Executive Committee members on how to continue to expand interprofessional education and practice efforts at U-M.
Congratulations again!