The moving target: Outcomes of interprofessional education
With the explosion of enthusiasm for interprofessional education as a means to increase collaborative practice and improve important healthcare outcomes, many institutions are devoting new resources to interprofessional educational programs. In order to reach the overarching goal of interprofessional education that improves the health of patients, longitudinal curricula should include sequenced educational experiences that build toward proficiency in practice (Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, 2013). The authors - leaders of large interprofessional education programs at our respective institutions - describe the challenges facing this goal and some possible approaches to being successful.
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