IPE Simulations

As part of our two-year interdisciplinary/interprofessional curriculum, the intention is for all learners to have a hands-on team experience to apply and practice the IPEC Competencies. A menu of options is being developed to address the many unique areas of expertise, or 'cylinders of excellence' among our learners.  

Although learning objectives will be the same, all students will not participate in the same exact simulation.  Learners are encouraged to contact their program directors for additional details. 

LGBTQ+ Community-Informed Team-Based Simulation

Description: This hybrid training program will provide collaborative, interdisciplinary coursework via web-based and onsite didactic course material, simulation exercises, reflection activities, and assignments to improve the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of students from multiple health disciplines in delivery of Community Centered Care. In this course, learners will engage in interactive learning with other health profession students and community partners. This course is intended to be completed after Diversity Ally training is completed, and before participation in interprofessional clinical activities.
Proposed Goal: The goal of this project is to engage the LGBTQ+ community as active team members in course design, content delivery, and active reflection to prepare health professions students to be collaborative and patient-centered when delivering team-based care to the community.
Advisory Board: A collaboration of community representatives, subject-matter experts, interested allies, students, support agencies, practitioners, educators, and administrators.

Proposed Work-Plan:
1. Finalize learning materials and design D2L course (June-August)
2. Schedule dates for project delivery in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021
3. Determine evaluation and assessment methods
4. Train facilitators and standardized patients (September)
Intended Project Outcomes:
1. Increase in the number of health professions learners receiving content related to LGBTQ+ clients/patients

2. Prepare learners to engage with clients/patients from the LGBTQ+ community

We are currently in the process of filling out our advisory board to begin course planning. Please email sarah-cable@ouhsc.edu for information about joining the board. 

Virtual IPE Simulations

To support campus-wide coursework during the COVID response while replacing in-person IPE experiences with virtual interactions, the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs will prioritize the launch of a new resource for programs to access a variety of learning activities.

Phase 1: Now Available

  • The “Virtual IPE Simulation” course is available for self-registration in D2L. The course is made up of free, external resources for programs to consider using in asynchronous learning.
  • Modules include:
    • COVID-19 Background
    • Telehealth Resources/Sims
    • Additional Virtual Resources
  • Anyone with D2L access can self-register and use the resources at any time
    • To access the training:
      • Log-in D2L w/HSC credentials at: https://learn.ouhsc.edu/d2l/loginh/
      • On the top navigation bar, click “More”
      • Click Self Registration
      • Select “Virtual IPE Simulations”
      • Complete the short registration form
      • Click the link to open the course

Phase 2: Coming Soon

  • Two virtual simulations
    • Focused on Telehealth Team-Based Treatment of Patient Experiencing Effects of COVID Isolation
  • Virtual Team-Based Telehealth orientation course