An interprofessional steering committee, including members from the academic, clinical, and health system arenas at the medical center, came together and created a Strategic Plan for Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE) at UT Southwestern. The committee established the mission and vision for IPE at UT Southwestern and identified four main strategic directions:
- Promote the advancement of interprofessional education and collaborative practice
- Provide interprofessional faculty and staff development including preceptor training and continuing education to preceptors who supervise UT Southwestern students,
- Bridge the integration of collaborative practice models and education, and
- Foster innovation in the area of interprofessional collaborative practice and education.