What is Interprofessional Continuing Education?

Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE):  When members from two or more professions learn with, from, and about each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes. 
Planning Team for Interprofessional Activities:  Joint Accreditation criteria requires that IPCE activities are planned by and for the healthcare team.  If you are seeking credit focused on more than one profession, the planning team should reflect the professions and credit types being targeted by the activity.
Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education: The Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education are designed to ensure that accredited continuing education serves the needs of patients and the public, is based on valid content and is free from commercial influence.

View a PDF of ACCME’s Standards of Integrity & Independence here:PDF icon Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education.pdf

Flowchart for the Identification and Resolution of Personal Conflicts of Interest


Interprofessional Education Collaborative
Institute of Medicine


Learning Objectives:  The description of what the participant will be able to do at the conclusion of the activity.

PDF icon SMART.pdf

PDF icon Blooms-Verbs.pdf


Practice Gap:  A “practice gap” refers to a problem that exists in practice or an opportunity for improvement in at least one of the following. 
Educational Need:  The knowledge and training which will address the identified practice gap.  What education is needed to address the problem and why does the gap exist?
Knowledge:  A learner’s information on a particular subject, process or skill.

Video Resources
https://www.accme.org/resources/video-resources/accreditation-requirements/addressing-practice-gaps - Addressing Practice Gaps
https://www.accme.org/resources/video-resources/accreditation-requirements/educational-terms-knowledge-competence-performance-and-patient-outcomes - Educational Terms:  Knowledge, Strategy/Skills, Performance, and Patient Outcomes