Interprofessional Education (IPE)
The South Central Aids Education & Training Center (SCAETC), seek in collaboration with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and School of Health Professions (UTSW), look has established an Interprofessional Education (IPE) project to promote interprofessional learning and team building in the context of best practices in the treatment of persons living with HIV. The IPE Project will target students across different disciplines, store including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physician assistant, and physical therapy. UTSW, having existing relationships with other institutions of higher learning with allied health training programs, will be an integral partner in the development of this project. SCAETC, being a regional AIDS Education & Training Center, will facilitate the development of this project by providing expertise and support both clinically and administratively.
In its first year, the project will be focused on the selection of sites, development of administrative processes, and the development of the IPE curriculum. In subsequent years, the project will begin to train students in the interdisciplinary, integrated models of care delivery. Particular focus will be placed on the improvement of health outcomes across the HIV care continuum, using the National HIV/AIDS Strategy’s goals of increased diagnosis, linkage to care, retention in treatment, and viral suppression.
Participants in this program will learn the value of interprofessional collaboration, team approaches to care planning and delivery, leading to more informed and patient-centered care for individuals living with HIV. Understanding that the training of future members of clinical care teams is essential to long-term sustainability of these methods of care delivery, the project will continuously evaluate its effectiveness by engaging students in bidirectional feedback.
For more information, please feel free to contact:
Grayson Burgess, MPA
Project Manager – PT/IPE, SCAETC