Concentration in Interprofessional Education

The Concentration in Interprofessional Education is a unique recognition that may be earned by Pacific University students. Some students at Pacific University pursue opportunities for interprofessional education experiences beyond the standards required for graduation. The Concentration in Interprofessional Education is the formal recognition, documented on the student's transcript as a specialization, of their knowledge and skills, which will be beneficial in a competitive job market.

Prerequisites / Corequisites

To earn the Concentration in Interprofessional Education, the student must have successfully completed or concurrently complete:

  • The Interprofessional Competence Course (IPC): Foundations of Interprofessional Practice (CHP 415-515)
  • Two (2) Interprofessional Case Conferences (ICCs)

Students must also complete the following:

  • Four (4) additional different interprofessional experiences that meet the requirements for the IPEC Core Competencies (pdf), beyond standard requirements, of varying nature to enhance development as a collaborative professional

Qualifying Examples of Interprofessional Experiences

  • Successful completion of an 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

Note: Students must enroll in the IPE elective during the semester in which the student submits the Concentration in Interprofessional Education Application.  All requirements must be completed before the student can submit a completed application.  The two prerequisites may be completed while concurrently enrolled in the IPE elective.

Contact Information

For more information about the concentration in Interprofessional Education, please contact the Course Coordinator:

Amber McIlwain, PhD | amcilwain@pacificu.edu