In Canada and abroad, government and health care sectors have placed importance on developing a curriculum to change the way health professionals are educated and trained. This program will enhance your natural leadership abilities to teach excellence in Interprofessional Education (IPE), helping to build an IPE community of leaders in healthcare.
Coordinated by the Centre for Interprofessional Education and a team of health professionals across the health sciences faculties at the University of Toronto, this certificate program is designed for health professionals interested in interprofessional education and interprofessional practice.
Participants are selected through a call for application process whereby they must submit a 250 word abstract of an interprofessional project/activity that they hope to undertake. Please see the Application tab for additional information.
Goals and Objectives
This program aims to develop leaders in interprofessional education who have the knowledge, skills and attitudes to teach both learners and fellow colleagues the art and science of working collaboratively for patient-centered care. By the end of this faculty development program, participants will be able to achieve the following objectives:
- Recognize and teach the importance of professional role understanding as an essential component for collaborative practice;
- Experience and teach ways of effective team communication and the role of reflection in health care teams;
- Practice skills in facilitating interprofessional teams particularly within an educational context;
- Acknowledge professional attitudes and cultural values and recognize their impact in the educational context;
- Understand and develop a program to teach how collaborative practice is used to enhance patient-centered care;
- Learn ways of evaluating the role of collaborator in educational contexts; and
- Define the current challenges facing educational leaders in moving IPE experiences forward at an institutional level and analyze these using an organizational framework.
This program is designed for:
- Health Professional Educators & Clinical Practice Leaders
- Healthcare Professional Development Educators
- Faculty Development Leaders
- Master of Science in Community Health (MScCH) Students
- Post-graduate & Undergraduate Health Professional Educators
- Clinical Teacher Certificate, Graduate Studies & Academic Fellowship Programs, DFCM, University of Toronto
- Health Professional College Directors
- Health Professional Program Directors
- Individuals interested in pursuing interprofessional education initiatives
Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME), a subcommittee of the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS). This standard allows CPD to review and assess educational activities based on the criteria established by The College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
As a result of a reciprocal agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, The American Medical Association, and The European Union for Medical Specialties (EUMS), CPD is permitted to assign respective credits.