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 needs learners to complete the four UW CIPE Competency Modules, including: Interprofessional Teamwork, Interprofessional Communication, Interprofessional Values and Ethics, and Interprofessional Roles and Responsibilities.
• In May 2020, close to 300 UW–Madison students from the Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy who have recently and successfully completed the four UW CIPE Foundational Competency Modules were awarded with the IPE Fundamental Badge.
IPE Didactic Badge needs to include one or more designated IPE courses/modules/activities with a total minimum of 12 hours of interprofessional training.
IPE Simulation Badge needs to provide 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.
• In August 2020, 75 students who have successfully completed the AHEC Scholar Program were awarded with the UW CIPE AHEC Scholar Badge.
Interprofessional Practice (Interprofessional Team-Based Practice) Badges
• IPE Clinical/Community Badge should include 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 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;
• 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).
UW IPE PoD
UW IPE Path of Distinction Program (UW IPE PoD)
In alignment with the UW CIPE 2019-2024 Strategic Directions, and in an effort to award distinction at graduation for students with special interest in interprofessional practice and education (IPE), the UW Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (UW CIPE), in collaboration with its program/school partners, is establishing the UW IPE Path of Distinction Program (UW IPE PoD). The UW IPE PoD is awarded by UW CIPE to health/social care program students who complete a two-year longitudinal IPE program, as detailed below, to gain knowledge and skills in interprofessional competencies, and to become interprofessional practitioners as future healthcare team members. IPE is widely recognized as a roadmap toward improving the patient care experience, improving the health of communities and populations, reducing the cost of healthcare delivery, and improving the work experience of healthcare professionals - known as the ‘Quadruple Aim’.
The UW IPE PoD Program provides students with opportunities to advance their IPE learning towards becoming interprofessional practitioners through didactics, experiential learning, and clinical/community placements that supplements their program-specific education. The student participants will commence the UW IPE PoD ideally as a cohort in the fall. In order to receive the UW IPE PoD award at graduation, student participants need to complete and satisfy the following requirements by April 1 of the year of graduation:
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• Complete the IPE Fundamental Badge (the four UW CIPE Competency Modules) AND
• Complete an additional designated IPE course (or an IPE Didactic/Specialty Badge )
• Complete 4-hour designated IPE simulation module/activities OR
• Complete one IPE Simulation Badge
IPE Clinical/Community Placement/s:
• Complete 10 hours (intentional/facilitated) designated IPE Clinical/Community Placement OR
• Complete one IPE Practice Badge
Complete an IPE Leadership Badge by completing two or more of the following IPE leadership opportunities:
• (Co)Organize/Facilitate one or more UW CIPE Knowledge Exchange Series (KES);
• (Co)Facilitate one or more UW CIPE Competency Modules;
• Serve as Officer/Board Member of an IPE-Related Student Organization;
• Serve as an active member of an IPE-related Committee/Taskforce/ Summit/Conference;
• Participate and provide constructive feedback in one or more IPE pilot offerings.
IPE Scholarly Work
• Develop, implement, evaluate, and disseminate an IPE-related project to advance the Quadruple Aim OR
• Integrate IPE Scholarly Work into the currently established projects OR
• Completing an IPE Scholarship Badge
Final IPE Reflection and Knowledge Sharing
• Submit a 2-3 page reflection to the UW CIPE PoD Taskforce on their interprofessional journey throughout their engagement in the UW IPE PoD Program OR
• Present/share (individually or as teams) their learning with students in their (and other) programs.
• The application will be available for 2021-2022 academic year.
• All UW–Madison professional students in health, social, and other healthcare-related programs will be eligible to apply.
UW CIPE Simulation Program
Advanced Dementia Interprofessional Collaborative Simulation (ADICS)
The overall goals of the ADICS Mini-Course include helping students to improve their interprofessional team-based care competencies (IPEC, 2016), to promote a client/patient-centered approach, and to apply professional knowledge. The course includes a series of four units (two online units and two simulation units).
• Unit 1 (the first online unit) introduces students to depression, delirium, and dementia by utilizing self-reflection tools, a knowledge as well as an attitude quiz, and a voice-over PowerPoint.
• Unit 2 (the first simulation unit) aims to apply interprofessional collaborative skills to a complex discharge situation where knowledge of a condition, along with the roles and responsibilities of the members of the healthcare team, is required. Interprofessional students convene to develop a discharge plan for a senior client who was admitted for elective total hip replacement (THR) but experiencing mild cognitive impairment.
• Unit 3 (the second online unit) will prepare students for the last simulation experience (Unit 4). Students will be introduced to commonly used tests and measures in the various fields that relate to cognitive status and functional mobility, along with an interpretation of scores.
• Unit 4 (the second simulation unit) aims to integrate prior knowledge of the client’s condition with their current cognitive and functional status in order to create a client-centric decision about the client and caregiver’s safety.
In Unit 2 and Unit 4, the team performance will be video-taped and students will have a chance to review their video and self-reflect on their skills along with their peers during the debriefing session at the end of each of these two Units. Students will also receive feedback from the standardized patient, peers, and faculty. There will be opportunities for students to provide their feedback about each of the Units as well as the overall course.
In collaboration with CTAC and our program/school partners, the ADICS Mini-Course was beta tested from August 11-18, 2020 with participation of ten students from five different programs (pharmacy, OT, PT, SLP, and SW), four standardized patients, and four facilitators.
Mischler IPE Scholarship
Elaine Mischler MD Interprofessional Education Scholarship
Dr. Mischler has been a physician executive, clinician, teacher, author, speaker, and researcher in academic, community health organizations, health benefits administration and managed health care for over 30 years. She was professor of pediatrics at two medical Schools, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for 20 years, and the Medical College of Wisconsin for 3 years. She then moved into industry designing disease managements/population health programs for self-funded employers.
Dr. Mischler has generously provided the UW CIPE with an IPE Scholarship fund for one or two or a team of two professional students in a health/social-related program to complete an immersion experience (called project) to learn more and contribute to interprofessional team-based practice, education, and research.
Professional students in all health/social-related programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are eligible to apply. Students must be in good standing and committed to spend a minimum of 60 hours over 1-2 semesters on the project.
To Learn more about the Scholarship, please review the Application Guidelines Here.
To Apply, please complete the Online Application.
IPE Student Groups
UW-Madison Interprofessional Health Council (IPHC): A Year in Review
The 2019-2020 academic year was an exciting year for the Interprofessional Health Council (IPHC) and, despite an interruption in activities as a result of COVID-19, the IPHC was still able to provide a number of opportunities for students from different healthcare disciplines to come together to socialize, reflect and learn about each other’s professions and education, and to hear from a number of speakers.
In the fall, the IPHC hosted three general meetings and featured guest speakers, including Dr. Hossein Khalili, the Director of the UW–Madison Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (UW CIPE) and Kathleen MacMillan, a member of the IPR Global Steering Committee. The IPHC also hosted a yoga session led by the University Recreation Services during midterms to help our members unwind and de-stress!
While spring meetings did not go as planned, the IPHC made great strides for propelling the organization forward with revisions of the IPHC constitution and the election of new Executive Board Members for the 2020-2021 academic year. Highlights of the IPHC constitution revision include the creation of different types of membership to encourage more student involvement in the organization.
Another major change in the IPHC that occurred in the spring was the official move of the IPHC from the School of Pharmacy to UW CIPE. The UW CIPE leadership will help IPHC Executive Board Members with the organization of events and activities, as well as guide the new Board Members as they transition into their new roles.
The IPHC is looking forward to another great year and welcomes new officers to the Executive Board:
• Michelle Gotteiner (President - Veterinary Medicine)
• Lizzy Braun (Vice President of Membership - Pharmacy)
• Kelly Thomas (Secretary - Pharmacy)
• Brittney Moore (Treasurer - Veterinary Medicine).
New Program Representatives, who are also members of the Executive Board, include:
• Taylor Shufelt (Pharmacy)
• Chantal Bougie (PT).
There are still vacancies for program representatives for ALL programs (e.g. Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Veterinary Medicine, etc.).
The Interprofessional Health Council (IPHC) was created to promote interprofessional education to students in the major health care disciplines available at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. As future health care providers, we see a value in understanding how our teammates approach their patients what services they provide in order to provide the most comprehensive care possible.
The IPHC brings students in communication with UW–Madison faculty and students from other health care professions to meet this goal. Within the organization, students receive the opportunity to meet and discuss topics pertinent to health care providers with practitioners and students alike, compete in the Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers competition, and share their expertise with others.