Interprofessional education (IPE) occurs when students of two or more healthcare professions are engaged in learning with, from, and about each other at certain periods during their professional pre-licensure education. IPE adds value to professional education by enhancing respect for the contributions of all professions; and, by providing training in and modeling of quality interprofessional teamwork. Inadequate interprofessional teamwork has been implicated in poor patient outcomes.
Jay A. Perman, MD
President, University of Maryland, Baltimore