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IPE Beyond the M.D. Program

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We recognize the importance of all members of healthcare and scientific teams mastering the essential competencies of interprofessional education. Therefore, opportunities for IPE are integrated throughout many Baylor College of Medicine programs.

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Residencies and Fellowships

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Many residency and fellowship programs at the College hold regular interprofessional workshops and conferences as part of their core educational offerings. Some programs also include specific initiatives aimed at honing interprofessional competencies. For example, in the Primary Care Track in the Internal Medicine Residency residents receive focused training in interprofessional, team-based care.

Team Launch

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Team Launch provides Baylor trainees, faculty and staff opportunities to learn and apply team skills within the context of solving contemporary problems in healthcare and biomedical science. This program helps shape an academic and institutional culture that values teamwork, one of the five institutional values of Baylor College of Medicine.

Houston Center of Excellence in Primary Care

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Established by the VA Office of Academic Affiliations, BCM, Stark College of Nursing of Texas Woman’s University and the University of Texas School of Medicine are academic partners in one of only seven such centers in the nation. The goal of this flagship program is to educate interprofessional trainees from medicine, mental health, undergraduate nursing, advanced practice nursing, pharmacy, and other health professions to deliver high quality, patient-centered, team-based primary care.

VA Quality Scholars Fellowship

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The VA Quality Scholars fellowship offers physicians and nurses the unique opportunity during a two-year fellowship to improve veteran healthcare quality through innovation, teaching, and research. This advanced interprofessional program combines a broad curriculum with an individualized approach to meet the needs of each healthcare professional’s interests.

The Threads Among Us

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A 60-minute workshop focusing on increasing interprofessional civility and empathy among health care workers.

Texas Consortium for Geriatric Education and Care

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The TCGEC offers a distance learning program organized around major geriatrics topics and themes for healthcare professionals from diverse fields. At any one time, they have around 20 healthcare professionals from around the world taking up to 40 hours of professional development learning. Upon completion, participants are granted a Certificate of Completion from Baylor.

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The Threads Among Us

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'The Threads Among Us' video is a part of a grant supported by the Josiah Macy Jr Foundation which aims to increase discussions about the ways in which health care professionals treat one another.