Earning the Student IPE Teaching Certificate was an amazing experience. Through excellent lectures, active learning, and workshops, I gained invaluable knowledge and experience and how to be an effective teacher. I also had a chance to begin developing my own curriculum for my chosen topic. I learned how to become the most effective communicator possible, especially in an interprofessional setting. I also had an opportunity to practice my new teaching and communication skills by teaching a team of interprofessional learners. Additionally, during my residency interviews, many interviewers have inquired about this unique certificate and responded positively after discussing it.  

Austin Hannemann, Medical Student

Target audiences

Upper-level health profession learners, specifically those at CIPE-collaborative institutions.


1 year, flexible starting dates toward personalized experience.


I. Learn

  • General Pedagogy (4 hours)
    • Review the 2-hour, self-paced Canvas Course 
    • Participate in a 2-hour interprofessional debriefing (mutually determined time)
  • IPE: Attend 3 Workshops (9 hours) 
    • #1: IPE 101 Introduction to Interprofessional Education 
      (offered twice a year each in November & June) 
      • CIPE Introduction 
      • Implicit Bias 
      • Culture 
      • Teamwork 
      • Facilitation Principles 
    • #2: IPE 201 Managing Challenging Scenarios in Interprofessional Small Group Facilitation 
      (offered twice a year each in November & June) 
      • This is included in the two-hour Phase I facilitator training session 
      • Role play in interprofessional teams 
    • #3: 1 additional IPE Workshop  
      • 60 to 90 minutes each 
      • Held twice monthly virtually  
      • Examples: About CHWs, clinical teams in action, educational best practices, scholarship tips 

II. Engage in direct teaching experience; opportunities below 

  • Fall Phase I  
    • 6 hours total Sessions 1-3 plus debriefing 
    • All sessions co-facilitated with a clinician from another profession and include structured reflective debriefing following the sessions 
  • Ethics case discussions facilitating a team (2 hours) 
  • Standardized Patient Teaching Experience (SPTE) – Co-facilitating a team; 5 hr block (1.5 hour training, 3.5 hours working with students, 3 waves of students); 2 sessions in the Spring, 2 sessions in the Summer, 2 sessions in the Fall
Pedagogy Objectives  
  • Participants in this workshop will:  
    • Describe key terms used in effective teaching  
    • Consider how these terms can create an effective teaching and learning experience  
    • Reflect on how these terms can be applied to your current or future instruction 
IPE Workshop Objectives  
  • IPE 101 – Introduction to IPE 
    • Understand the role of CIPE’s and how to get involved 
    • Define IPE and list the key components 
    • Give 3 examples of language or behaviors that can negatively or positively impact interprofessional relationships 
    • Discuss 2 elements needed for teams to function effectively 
    • List 2 benefits and barriers accompanying the role of an interprofessional facilitator 
  • IPE 201 – Managing Challenging Scenarios in Interprofessional Small Group Facilitation 
    • Express knowledge and opinions to team members with confidence, clarity and respect, working to ensure common understanding. 
    • Use respectful language appropriate for a variety of challenging situations within the interprofessional team. 
    • Recognizing the complementary professional expertise and unique abilities of oneself and all members of the interprofessional team.