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Interprofessional Education (IPE)

The IPE team designs and develops interprofessional sessions between medical students and students in programs of: Nursing/Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacy, Radiology, Physical Therapy, and Dietetics.

What is IPE?

Defined by the World Health Organization, IPE occurs when "students from two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes." Focusing on communication, ethics, teams and teamwork, and the roles of various professions, interprofessional programming will give students the opportunity to explore what it means to be a productive member of today's healthcare team. (WHO, 2010). 

IPE Vision

To prepare the next generation of health professionals with values, knowledge, and skills necessary to excel as effective members of an interprofessional and patient-centered health care team.

Requested Services

Five easy steps to getting started with Interprofessional Education (IPE):

  1. Build the relationship with a partner institute. Invite the partner faculty for an MCW tour. 
  2. Schedule a common IPE date between institutions as early as possible for planning. 
  3. Welcome and introduce partner faculty and students as "our colleagues."
  4. Mix partner students with MCW students to create interprofessional groups. 
  5. Debrief and close the IPE session to allow all students to share and reflect on the IPE experience. 

Our IPE Partners

Bellin College (BC)

Bellin College (BC)

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BC collaboration includes the following student program(s):

  • Nursing
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Radiologic Technology
Columbia College of Nursing (CCON)

Columbia College of Nursing (CCON)

ColumbiaCollegeofNursingLogo-1CCON collaboration includes the following student program(s):

  • Nursing
Concordia University (CUW)

Concordia University (CUW)

ConcordiaUniversityLogoCUW collaboration includes the following student program(s):

  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Social Work
Marquette University (MU)

Marquette University (MU)

MarquetteUniversityLogoMU collaboration includes the following student program(s):

  • Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Dentistry
  • Nursing
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physical Therapy
  • Theater
Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC)

Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC)

MATCLogoMATC collaboration includes the following student program(s):

  • Medical Interpreter
Milwaukee School of Engineering /School of Nursing (MSOE/SON)

Milwaukee School of Engineering /School of Nursing (MSOE/SON)

MATCLogoMSOE/SON collaboration includes the following student program(s):

  • Nursing
Mount Mary University (MMU)

Mount Mary University (MMU)

MountMaryUniversityLogoMMU collaboration includes the following student program(s):

  • Dietetics
Northcentral Technical College (NTC)

Northcentral Technical College (NTC)

NorthcentralTechnicalCollegeLogoNTC collaboration includes the following student program(s):

  • Dental Hygiene
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Medical Assistant
  • Nursing
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Surgical Technology
Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC)

Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC)

NWTC-logoNWTC collaboration includes the following student program(s):

  • Ultrasound Technology

Contact Us

Whether you have a question, need assistance, or provide comment on services, we'd love to hear from you.

IPE Team

Jordan Cannon
Educational Program Coordinator III

Kelly Reinke
Administrative Assistant Sr.