Definition: “When students from two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes.” (WHO, 2010)
IPE is an educational technique. IPE allows learners to gain competency in interprofessional communication and team-based care by participating in collaborative educational sessions. By definition, these sessions must include learners from more than one discipline (i.e. medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, therapy, etc.), but the content and format of the session may vary by setting and level of learners present. Due to logistics, IPE is most frequently done in undergraduate settings, but can be applied to all levels, including continuing education.