Interprofessional Leadership Fellows

The University of Michigan Interprofessional Leadership Fellows program gives faculty members opportunities to develop their interprofessional education and leadership capacity. It enables them to learn from and work with academic and practice leaders at the university and national levels. Learn more about the program or watch a video from a panel of fellows at 2017 Health Professions Education Day.

The second cohort of Interprofessional Leadership Fellows from U-M’s Ann Arbor, Flint and Dearborn began the 18-month program in January 2017. Learn about the new 2017-2018 cohort of fellows here.

Current Leadership Fellows Team Project Examples

  • The Service Learning Assessment Team is developing an IPE activity for students across the health professions to work together around service learning projects (such as nutritional and home safety assessments of older and disabled adults in their homes), and along the way increase appreciation for and proficiency in teamwork and communication. Additionally, there will be a structure for faculty to assess how the students doing the activity together gain IPE competencies, compared with students just engaging in coursework around the activity.
  • The Free-Clinic Team is partnering with the well-established U-M student-run free clinic, laying groundwork for a new course in which students can gain effectiveness working on interprofessional teams. Multiple potential benefits include supporting and improving patient care, addressing a gap within health science curricula, connecting clinic experiences with a semester-long seminar course, and identifying a survey assessment tool for students involved in the course.
  • The MSim Team is at work to develop, implement, and measure an acute care immersion simulation experience for U-M’s Team-Based Clinical Decision Making Course. Planned benefits include enhancing the experience of IPE learning teams and adding to the body of knowledge for IPE cases and assessments for clinical simulation.
  • To support interprofessional education goals, the Course Adapter Team is creating a toolbox to assist University of Michigan instructors in converting existing courses to IPE. The toolbox is designed to mirror the IPE process of exposure, immersion, and mastery by providing relevant resources and information in a stepwise structure to instructors in the course conversion process.