Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

COVID-19 Resources for Health Educators

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) continues to monitor guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state and local health agencies as it relates to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).


To support the information needs of health professions educators, students, and other stakeholders, IPEC has developed this resource center to highlight key sources about COVID-19 found on the web. This page also includes details about new informational events and webinars.


Please check this page regularly for updates as IPEC will continue to provide more information as it becomes available.


New on iCollaborative: Clinical Teaching & Learning Experiences without Physical Patient Contact

This resource collection was built in response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s significant impact on the teaching and learning of health professionals. Designed by diverse educators, this working collection features clinical learning experiences, which can be readily used or easily adapted for specific, local settings, without the need for physical patient contact.


Click here to access the special collection or to add your submission.

Seeking your submissions

As healthcare professionals work on the front lines in our communities to face the COVID-19 pandemic, medical and health professions educators are responding with new learning experiences* that protect the learner, reduce the impact on the healthcare systems, and impede further spread of this novel virus.

We actively seek submissions of learning experiences, particularly those that support patient care, but do not involve direct patient contact. Once submitted, the resources will be included in a collection that will be free and widely available to the community of medical education. Submitted resources should describe structured learning experiences* that:

  • Involve no physical contact with patients; and
  • Have objectives focused on skills with clinical relevance in broad competency areas. 


Submissions may also include supplements such as: checklists, worksheets, lesson plans, cases, or lecture outlines. 


All submissions will be reviewed by the collection editor, Lisa Howley, PhD, Senior Director of Strategy Initiatives and Programs, to ensure criteria for inclusion are met.  If you have a learning experience you would like to submit to the collection but need additional support, please contact curricularinnovation@aamc.org.


*Learning experience s are defined as any structured interaction, course, program, or other experience in which learning takes place, whether it occurs in traditional academic settings, nontraditional settings or includes traditional educational interactions or nontraditional interactions. These structured experiences are overseen by the institution and include the delineation and assessment of learning objectives.

All content in this collection reflects the views of the author(s). The IPEC or AAMC does not endorse specific products or methodologies unless clearly specified.


Webinars

These webinars are free and open to the public. Recording of all webinars will be available soon after the webinar airs.


Interprofessional Teaching and Collaborative Practice During COVID-19: A Community Conversation

Thursday, April 23 at 2:00 p.m. (ET)

Panelists: Dusti L. Annan-Coultas, EdD, Assistant Professor, College of Health Professions and Director of Operations, Office of Interprofessional Initiatives, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC); Kimberly Lane Wilson Kascak, MEd, Instructor, Office of Interprofessional Initiatives, MUSC; Mary P. Mauldin, EdD, Professor and Executive Director, Office of Instructional Technology and Faculty Resources and Associate Director of Education, Office of Interprofessional Initiatives, MUSC; Edward L. Rogan, PharmD, BCACP, FCPhA, Assistant Professor, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy, University of the Pacific; Deepti Vyas, PharmD, Director of Interprofessional Education and Associate Professor, University of the Pacific; Holly H. Wise, PT, PhD, FNAP, Associate Director for Faculty Development, Office of Interprofessional Initiatives and Professor, Division of Physical Therapy, College of Health Professions, MUSC

During these unprecedented and challenging times, the importance of collaboration across professional lines is evident now more than ever. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, health professions schools and clinical programs across the country must navigate the many challenges to delivering classroom instruction and services in light of the pandemic. Faced with lengthy shutdowns and restrictions, teaching institutions and hospitals are exploring alternatives to traditional learning. Webinar participants will be introduced to a new iCollaborative collection and hear innovative strategies that provide opportunities for interprofessional student teams to develop, practice, and refine interprofessional skills.

Click here to register for this upcoming webinar.


Press Releases

March 12, 2020, Alexandria, VA

Journal of Dental Research Publishes Guidelines Concerning COVID-19 from Researchers Based in Wuhan, China


The Journal of Dental Research, co-owned by the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and the American Association of Dental Research (AADR), has published a paper written by researchers at Wuhan University School & Hospital of Stomatology with a number of recommendations for dental practitioners and dental students in light of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported in Wuhan, China. The virus that causes COVID-19 has been identified as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2). Click here to read the full press release.


To download the article, click here.

Note: This "Editor's Choice" article is free of access controls and may be downloaded for free. Please feel free to share this information.


Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


World Health Organization (WHO)


National Institutes of Health (NIH)


AACN Resources for Nurse Educators


AAMC Resources for the Academic Medicine Community


Public Health 101 and COVID-19 Resources
The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) has compiled a resource guide that lists related coursework offered by faculty from ASPPH member schools and programs, the CDC and the WHO. All trainings are available online and free of charge.


This will be an evolving resource and we encourage you to send information on additional trainings that address COVID-19 or provide an introduction to public health. Specifically, we are promoting short distance-based trainings (audio, video, podcast, webinar, modules, etc.) that are available at no-cost. Send a description and links to additional resources to jsung@aspph.orgMore information can be found here.  


Best Sleep Health: A Guide to Sleeping with Coronavirus Anxiety -  Helpful information and tips on how to improve the quality of your sleep during this difficult time.​