Concentration in Interprofessional Education
The Concentration in Interprofessional Education is available to Pacific University students who pursue interprofessional experiences beyond what is required by their degree program. This formal recognition is documented on transcripts as a specialization, indicating that students have gained specific competencies in interprofessional education.
- The Interprofessional Competence Course (IPC): Foundations of Interprofessional Practice (CHP 415-515)
- Two (2) Interprofessional Case Conferences (ICCs)
Earning the Concentration
To earn the Concentration, students must complete:
- Four (4) additional different interprofessional experiences. Each experience must align with one of the operational definitions from IPEC's Core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice, exceed standards for interprofessional education set by students' degree program, and vary in nature to enhance development as a collaborative health professional.
Qualifying Examples of Interprofessional Experiences
- Successful completion of any approved CHP Interprofessional Elective Course
- Participation in Aphasia Camp Northwest
- Participation in any of the following:
- International Service trip, such as Peru
- Interprofessional Diabetes Clinic (IDC)
- Compassion Tigard
- Project Homeless Connect
Enrolling in the Concentration Course
Students enroll in the Concentration in Interprofessional Education course during the semester they are ready to submit their e-portfolio. Prerequisities can be completed while students are concurrently enrolled in the course, but students must complete all requirements before they can submit their e-portfolio.
Students must complete the prerequisite checkoff form, and have their school's IPEP Committee member (see list below) approve and sign it, before they can enroll in the Concentration course. Students submit their signed form to Katrina Gust, who enrolls them in the course.
Students complete the external interprofessional experience form if the experience was sponsored by an entity other than Pacific University, was held at an offsite facility with no supervision by Pacific University faculty, or if the experience was not on the list of approved qualifying experiences listed on this webpage.
Students can use this template to track their experiences prior to enrolling in the Concentration course and creating their e-portfolio.
IPEP Committee Members
Students are encouraged to connect with their School's IPEP Committee member. These faculty can provide students with information about the Concentration and assistance in identifying interprofessional experiences.
- Master of Social Work - TBD
- School of Audiology - David Brown
- School of Communication Sciences & Disorders - Marcia Frost
- School of Dental Hygiene Studies - Brandy Cowen
- School of Healthcare Administration & Leadership - Natalie DeWitt
- School of Graduate Psychology - Allison Brandt
- School of Occupational Therapy - Sarah Foidel
- School of Optometry - Michela Kenning
- School of Pharmacy - Maddie Fry
- School of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training - Jeff Kawaguchi
- School of Physician Assistant Studies - Alison McLellan
Concentration in IPE Course Coordinator
Amber McIlwain | firstname.lastname@example.org