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Train-the-Trainer Interprofessional Faculty Development Program

Theme: Interprofessional Education and Teamwork, Career Development in Health Professions Education

Institution: University of Washington

Grant Type: Board Grant

Award Amount: $716,664

Grant Awarded: January 2015

Principal Investigator: Brenda Zierler, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Washington

The University of Washington is building on a previously Macy-funded pilot to develop a national program for interprofessional education (IPE) faculty development. Together with two other Macy grantees, University of Missouri-Columbia and University of Virginia, they will develop three regional centers for IPE faculty development.

The co-PIs and the regional centers will:

  • leverage existing partnerships and common interests among stakeholders to create a national advisory committee that includes national health professions educational leaders and leaders from successful faculty development programs;
  • identify core elements of the curriculum that can be administered at each of the training hubs;
  • identify training hub-specific curricular elements that can be added to the core program as part of the training;
  • develop a model for marketing the training program to the target audience (faculty from academic health centers, practice-based training sites, rural sites, and single-specialty health professions schools);
  • create a secure web-based directory of curricular resources, evaluation tools, and communication platforms utilizing the Macy and HRSA-funded website at UW Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice;
  • deliver two training cycles per regional center per year for three years;
  • assess the outcomes of the initial training efforts at each of the regional centers using a mixed methods evaluation;
  • create a sustainable business model for the regional centers using counsel from the national advisory committee and a business consultant;
  • transfer curricular, evaluation tools, and other resources to national organizations and centers such as IPEC, NCIPE, and AIHC;
  • and disseminate lessons learned from the initiative through appropriate publications and presentations.

This grant is a continuation of the grant started by the University of Missouri-Columbia.