About the Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education

To further the goal of improving patient safety and quality in health care, three institutions – Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy in St. Louis, and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis – created the Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education at Washington University Medical Campus in August 2015.


We promote an educational environment that values and supports collaboration by building a community of interprofessional champions and scholars, and developing and integrating curricula.


We aim to improve health and wellness of the greater St. Louis region through interprofessional education, and community and clinical partnerships.


  • Collaboration
  • Trust
  • Respect
  • Humility
  • Diversity
  • Equity
  • Inclusion

Strategic Priorities

  • Education
    • Develop a longitudinal, integrated interprofessional education (IPE) core curriculum across the seven educational programs
    • Develop a comprehensive program assessment plan
  • Community
    • Establish a community of interprofessional educators who embrace and demonstrate core principles of interprofessional education and practice
  • Practice
    • Partner with clinical entities to create patient-centered collaborative care clinical practice sites
    • Develop interprofessional practice experiences for learners in the sites
  • Research
    • Support the development of an interprofessional research community
  • Learn more about the center’s strategic priorities.

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