Student Perceptions of Physician-Pharmacist Interprofessional Clinical Education (SPICE) Instrument

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Submitted by Joseph Zorek on Jun 24, 2014 - 8:50am CDT

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Development of the Student Perceptions of Physician-Pharmacist Interprofessional Clinical Education (SPICE) instrument was guided by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative’s competency framework. The SPICE instrument contains 10 items and 3 factors dedicated to interprofessional teamwork and team-based practice (items 1, 5, 6, & 8-10), roles/responsibilities for collaborative practice (items 2 & 7), and patient outcomes from collaborative practice (items 3 & 4). The SPICE instrument was designed for experiential education settings involving interprofessional education experiences between medical and pharmacy students, with the explicit desire to produce a convenient, quick tool for experiential educators practicing and teaching in busy health care settings. A detailed description of the development and validation of the SPICE instrument was published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education in 2013. An additional study assessing the performance of the SPICE instrument before and after students participated in a predefined interprofessional education experience was published in BMC Medical Education in 2014.

Joseph A. Zorek
David S. Fike
Anitra A. MacLaughlin
Rodney B. Young
Mohammed Samiuddin
Eric J. MacLaughlin