The Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education’s Curriculum and Assessment Committee (CAC) has created the Three-Phase Curriculum Model, which represents a major milestone in teaching learners across the Washington University Medical Campus to work effectively on teams. The first phase of the model launched fall 2019 and focused on how social factors impact health. 

A Three-Phase Curriculum Model is used to operationalize the CIPE’s curriculum framework.

Phase I

  • The Introductory phase is designed to help interprofessional students assess and learn about the social determinants of health affecting patients/clients in the St. Louis community. Phase I contains three activities: Social & Structural Determinants of Health, Collaborative Communication Skills, and Client/Patient Perspectives.
    Phase I Details

Phase II

  • The Developmental phase is designed to intentionally match students where their professions naturally intersect. In this phase, learners will complete a selection of passport activities. Existing activities on topics such as the Transitions of Care case-based discussions and the Standardized Patient Team Experience are included. 
    Phase II Details 

Phase III 

  • The At Graduation phase is designed to provide students with an interprofessional lens as they experience clinical and community rotations within their educational programs. Details on the structure of this phase are still being determined. 
    Phase III Details