Current UW IPE Offerings
UW CIPE Badger Program
In line with the UW CIPE 2019-2024 Strategic Directions and as part of the UW CIPE Education Strategic Priority, the UW Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (UW CIPE) has established its Badger Program.
As a branch of the UW–Madison Badger program, the UW CIPE Badger Program provides focused interprofessional practice and education (IPE) academic training with fewer academic requirements than a typical degree and/or certificate program. Through the UW CIPE Badger Program, we recognize and award formal digital Badges to learners who participate in and successfully complete designated IPE offerings and activities at UW–Madison and its partners.
Each IPE Badge, provided through UW CIPE Badger Program, consists of a specified set of academic training and/or experiences that focuses on different aspects of interprofessional practice and education in healthcare to advance Quadruple Aim (better care, better health, better value, and better work experience). Successful completion of an IPE badge signifies the achievement of competence in the specified domain and is recognized by the awarding of a digital badge (an official award) from UW CIPE. Completion of IPE Badges approved by the UW CIPE Badger program will also be counted towards the UW IPE Path of Distinction at UW–Madison.
The IPE Badges serve as virtual credentials that can be showcased via personal profile, social media (LinkedIn, Facebook,…), and shared with potential employers as a way to help you articulate the skills you have gained from completing the badge criteria.
Here is the list of IPE Badges offered by the UW CIPE:
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Interprofessional Education Badges
IPE Fundamental Badge is awarded to learners who complete the four UW CIPE Competency Modules, including: Interprofessional Teamwork, Interprofessional Communication, Interprofessional Values and Ethics, and Interprofessional Roles and Responsibilities.
IPE Didactic Badge is awarded to courses/modules/activities with a minimum of 12 hours of interprofessional training.
IPE Simulation Badge requires providing the learners with a minimum of 4 hours interprofessional simulation training in which each learner participates in 2 or more facilitated IPE simulation sessions with simulated patients/families (or standardized patients).
IPE Specialty Badge: Specialized programs (WI AHEC Scholar Program) in which learners from different programs/profession are trained interprofessionally, the program as a whole could be considered for an IPE Badge if the program meets the Minimum UW IPE Designation Criteria.
• The AHEC Scholar Badge is awarded by UW CIPE to state-wide students who successfully complete the WI AHEC Scholar Program, recognizing students’ gained knowledge, skills, and leadership in becoming interprofessional practitioners.
Interprofessional Practice (Interprofessional Team-Based Practice) Badges
• IPE Clinical/Community Badge is awarded to clinical/community experiences that provide learners with a minimum 10 hours of facilitated interprofessional placement/field work in which the cross-professional learners practice and provide services in interprofessional teams.
• Global Health IPE Badge requires learners, within or as part of an interprofessional/ interdisciplinary team, to be engaged in global health initiatives over the course of 6 months or more.
• One Health IPE Badge requires learners, within or as part of an interprofessional/ interdisciplinary team, to be engaged in One Health initiatives over the course of 6 months or more.
Interprofessional Scholarship Badge
• IPE Scholarship Badge requires learners, within or as part of an interprofessional/ interdisciplinary team, to (co)develop, conduct, and disseminate IPE-related research and scholarly activities to advance Quadruple Aim (better health, better care, better value, and better work experience) over the course of 6 months or more.
Interprofessional Leadership Badge
IPE Leadership Badge requires learners to serve in progressive leadership (and facilitator) roles in two or more of the following IPE leadership opportunities:
- (Co)Organizing/Facilitating one or more UW CIPE Knowledge Exchange Series (KES);
- (Co)Facilitating (or serve as a Student Group Leader in) one or more UW CIPE Competency Modules;
- Serving as Officer/Board Member of an IPE-Related Student Organization;
- Serving as an active member of an IPE-related Committee/Taskforce/ Summit/Conference;
- Serving as a (Co-)Lead of a UW IPE PoD Student Cohort for one or more semesters;
- Participating and providing constructive feedback in IPE pilot offerings.
IPE Badge Requirements
In order for an IPE program/curriculum/course to be considered as an IPE Badge, the IPE program/curriculum/ course need to meet the requirements of the subject IPE Badge (see the list of IPE Badges) AND the Minimum UW IPE Designation Criteria as outlined below:
• Two or more professions involved in the planning, facilitating, and participation of the offering
• Goal/Outcome of the offering to be inclusive of one or more elements of the Quadruple Aim (patient care, population/community health, cost effectiveness, providers wellbeing)
• Participants are provided with opportunities to actively engage in learning with, from, and about each other
• Participants to have the opportunity to reflect on their learning (i.e., self/group reflection, facilitator feedback, assessment, debriefing)
How to Apply for An IPE Badge
UW–Madison programs, schools, centers, and clinical/community partners could apply for one or more IPE Badges. To apply please submit your application/request to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your application, please provide detail information about the IPE program/curriculum/course and how it meets the requirements of the subject IPE Badge (that you are applying for) AND the Minimum UW IPE Designation Criteria (as listed above).