5.5 Getting Started: Setting up an IPE Experience for Students

Arrange an IPE experience for students in your work setting by:

  • Identifying students with co-occurring placements in your organization
  • Approaching preceptors and teams to ask if they would like their students to participate in an IPE experience
  • Inviting a colleague or colleagues to collaborate with you in planning the IPE experience
  • Considering various approaches/ways to provide an IPE experience for students

If you would like to engage students in a formal interprofessional student team experience, suggestions for developing these types of experiences are provided in Dalhousie University’s Interprofessional Collaboration in Practice: A Guide for Strengthening Student Learning Experiences.  The Preceptors in the Nexus Toolkit has been developed by University of Kansas Medical Centre and the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education for preceptors who wish to educate interprofessional groups of students.

[1] Godden-Webster, A., & Murphy, G. (2014). Interprofessional collaboration in practice: A guide for strengthening student learning experiences. Halifax NS: Dalhousie University.
[2] National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (2015). Preceptors in the Nexus Toolkit.