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IPEC Core Competencies Revision Working Group

The IPEC Core Competencies Revision Working Group (WG) will serve as the key functioning unit for the review of evidence and generation of main proposals for the revision of the IPEC Core Competencies and will work alongside an Advisory Group to provide recommendations. After the project team offers their proposals and suggestions, IPEC will work with its member organizations, external collaborators, and communities of interest on eliciting additional input and feedback. The update process is slated to begin in June 2021 with a tentative release in summer/fall 2023.

The WG comprises a panel of interprofessional education and collaborative practice leaders and experts from across the nation, representing over 200 years of combined experience. The WG consists of a total of 23 members from all 21 IPEC member associations, including two active students in health professions programs. Each IPEC member Association used their own process for identifying nominees. Subsequently, the leadership of each member Association provided nominations and completed applications to the IPEC board for selection of one representative of each profession.  A list of the IPEC Core Competencies Revision WG representatives can be found below.

The WG members joined one of four workstreams as follows:

  1. Gather Feedback and Experiences (whose purpose is to collect feedback from the IPEC community and IP partners throughout the entire effort)
  2. Research and Literature Review (populate and organize the IPE repository in IPEC Connect, analyze published uses of the competencies, incorporate the results of the IPE scoping review, and revisit the results of HPAC DEI survey)
  3. Competency Revisioning (Updatethe 2016 Core Competencies in an inclusive, participatory manner); and
  4. Report Writing and Editing (Create the working outline for the revised Core Competencies, draft the 2023 Core Competencies Report, incorporate suggested edits based on internal and external recommendations, and revise and finalize the 2023 Core Competencies Revision Report)

Learn more about the IPEC Core Competencies Revision.

WG Charge

WG and Advisory Group (AG) members are charged to:

  • Elicit feedback about the existing IPEC Core Competencies from education and practice communities
  • Consider other literature depicting the competencies and/or IPECP job functions and roles
  • Ensure the competencies remain relevant in an evolving field of IPECP and continue to meet workforce needs
  • Propose modifications for consideration by IPEC and others, including learners, educators, patients, families, carers, and community partners

WG Members

If you would like to email comments to individual WG members, please refer to the directory below.

Amy Akerman, MPAS, PA-C
[email protected]
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-CHA/PA Program
Assistant Director, Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education
University of Colorado School of Medicine
WG Representative
Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)
Jane Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN
The Bill and Joanne Conway Dean
Professor, Family and Community Health
Director, Center for Interprofessional Education
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Faculty Bio
WG Representative
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
Anthony Breitbach, PhD, ATC, FASAHP, FNAP
[email protected]
Interim Chairperson, Nutrition and Dietetics
Program Director, Athletic Training
Saint Louis University Doisy College of Health Sciences
WG Representative
Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions (ASAHP)
Luke Mortensen, PhD, FAHA, FNAOME
Associate Dean of Educational Development, Innovation, and Diversity
Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
WG Representative
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
Tamara J. Cadet, PhD, MSW
Associate Professor
Associate Professor, Penn Dental Medicine
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute
University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice
WG Representative
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
Tiffany Parisi, MPH, CPH, MA
Clinical Psychology PhD Student
Fielding Gradate University
Chair
American Psychological Association of Graduate Students
LinkedIn
WG Representative
American Psychological Association (APA)
Gerard E. Carrino, PhD, MPH
Department Head & Instructional Professor
Texas A&M University School of Public Health
WG Representative
Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH)
Sabrina Salvant, EdD, MPH, OTR/L
Vice President, Education and Professional Development
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
WG Representative
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
Hector Chapa, MD, FACOG
Clinical Assistant Professor
Clerkship Director for OB-GYN
Director of Interprofessional Education
Texas A&M University College of Medicine
WG Representative
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Preetideep Singh, MBBS, MD
Assistant Dean (Interim), Department of Interprofessional Education
Associate Professor, Physician Assistant Program and Doctor of Chiropractic Program
Southern California University of Health Sciences
WG Representative
Association of Chiropractic Colleges
Clista Clanton, MSLS
Assistant Director for Strategic Initiatives
University of South Alabama Charles M. Baugh Biomedical Library
WG Representative
Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL)
JohnTegzes, MA, VMD, Dipl. ABVT
Director of Interprofessional Education, Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Professor of Toxicology
Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine
WG Representative

American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC)
Samantha Davis, MS, RRT, RRT-NPS, CHSE
International Instructional Design and Training Specialist
Henry Ford Health
WG Representative
American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)
Frances Vlasses, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Professor Emeritus, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and Stritch School of Medicine
Co-Director, Institute for Transformative Interprofessional Education
Loyola University Chicago
WG Representative
National League for Nursing (NLN)
Katie Eliot, PhD, RDN/LD, FAND
Associate Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Allied Health
Faculty Bio
WG Representative
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
Tracy Wang, OD, FAAO
Optometrist
Palo Alto VA Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry
WG Representative
Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO)
Kim Fenesy, DMD
Vice Dean, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
WG Representative
American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
Jennifer Watson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCFS, FNAP, ASHA-F
Professor, Davies School of Communications Sciences & Disorders
Texas Christian University Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences
WG Representative
American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
Allison Fialkowski, BSN
[email protected]
Doctor of Medicine Student
Harvard University Medical School
WG Representative
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Amy Williams, PhD, LP, HSP
[email protected]
Director of Behavioral Science
Senior Staff Psychologist
Henry Ford Health
LinkedIn
WG Representative
American Psychology Association (APA)
Amber Fitzsimmons, PT, MS, DPTSc
[email protected]
Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
University of California, San Francisco
WG Representative
American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT)
Joseph A. Zorek, PharmD, BCGP, FNAP
[email protected]
Director Linking Interprofessional Networks for Collaboration (LINC)
Associate Professor
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing
Faculty Bio
WG Representative
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
Denise Freeman, DPM, MSE
[email protected]
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
WG Representative
American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM)