Interprofessional Education


Interprofessional Education

Welcome to the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center’s (AHC) Interprofessional Education website. Find information regarding our approach to Interprofessional Education (IPE) and how to get involved in opportunities geared toward UC learners, faculty and staff.

Interprofessional learning has become an emergent, crucial topic in the health professions nationally due to evidence that team-based care produces superior patient outcomes.  The AHC IPE Steering Committee was formed in the summer of 2013 to facilitate existing IPE efforts, by removing institutional barriers and to leverage current programming into a more coordinated initiative that touches all our learners.  Our desire is to educate our students so they will be prepared to actively participate and lead Interprofessional teams that deliver care that results in enhanced patient outcomes in contemporary models of health care.

What is Interprofessional Education (IPE)?

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Interprofessional education (IPE) as learning that occurs when students from two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes. At the University of Cincinnati we use the term IPE to encompass education, collaborative practice, and research.

For more information on IPE Core Competencies and upcoming national events please visit the Interprofessional Education Collaborative and the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (NEXUSIPE).

IPECNational Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education    

The AHC IPE Steering Committee and Sub-Committees plan educational events throughout the year.  For upcoming Interprofessional Education (IPE) events please visit the Current and Past Events page. 

UC in the news

CNN: UC students create free health clinic to serve uninsured

Medical students and physician-faculty at UC's College of Medicine have opened a free health clinic in northern Hamilton County in hopes of increasing access to health care services for uninsured Tristate residents. CNN highlighted their work as part of its Human Kindness series.

UC College of Nursing recognized for gender-related diversity efforts

UC’s College of Nursing is one of only 12 nationwide just honored for efforts to recruit and retain men in nursing. This latest recognition for the college caps the recent national announcement in which the college received the prestigious INSIGHT Into Diversity Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award for its extensive recruitment efforts to increase the number of underrepresented and first-generation nursing students. Also receiving that award were the College of Allied Health Sciences and the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy.

For more information or if you would like to be involved in any IPE opportunities at the AHC, please contact Kelly Lyle at