Interprofessional Education (IPE)
PCOM School of Pharmacy

The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) curriculum emphasizes proactive, patient-centered care. We train our students to become collaborative healthcare team members who promote health improvement, wellness and disease prevention.

The first three years of the PharmD curriculum emphasize a didactic interprofessional education (IPE) component. In these courses, pharmacy students work with their counterparts in the osteopathic medicine, physical therapy and physician assistant studies programs as an interprofessional collaborative team to investigate and discuss issues related to patient care. IPE coursework includes simulations and special patient population cases which provide students with the opportunity to develop clinical knowledge, communication, cultural and religious competency, teamwork and ethical decision making skills.

The final year of the PharmD curriculum emphasizes experiential Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCP) training with other healthcare team members such as nurses, physicians and medical students.

Our IPE/IPCP Goal

To train pharmacy learners to become collaborative practice healthcare team members who contribute to higher quality patient-centered care with improved health outcomes for our patients.

PCOM SOP IPE Curriculum
  Fall Term Winter Term Spring Term IPE Readiness
Professional year 1
INDP 100
(Two sessions per term
Roles and Responsibilities

Teamwork
Values and Ethics

Communications
Roles and Responsibilities

Values and Ethics
Indirect Assessment
Professional year 2
INDP 200
(One session per term)
Communication
+
Teamwork
Roles and Responsibilities
+
Values and Ethics
Teamwork
+
Communication
Team Dynamics Assessment
Professional year 3
INDP 300
(One session per term)
Integrated Collaborative Practice - Session 1 Integrated Collaborative Practice - Session 2 Integrated Collaborative Practice - Session 3 TEAM OSCE