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Foundations of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

The Foundations of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Program is a learning experience for students across all health sciences colleges at all UIC campuses take early in their educational program. It serves to introduce important concepts, including what interprofessional collaborative practice is, why it is important, and how students can develop the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as a member of an interprofessional team. With more than a decade under its belt, the Foundations in Interprofessional Collaborative Practice now boasts participation of over 1,300 students from all UIC campuses and nearly 100 faculty and advanced peer facilitators.

The course consists of three online modules that are followed by a three-hour synchronous online immersion session in which a group of students from at least six different UIC health professions education programs and a facilitator work together to apply interprofessional collaborative practice and health equity concepts in a series of group discussions.

Foundations of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice is structured as four components:

  • Module 1: An Introduction to Interprofessional Collaborative Practice
  • Module 2: The Roles and Responsibilities of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Teams
  • Module 3: Team Science and Values and Ethics in Interprofessional Collaborative Practice
  • Synchronous Immersion Sessions
    • Immersion sessions are from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12 and Monday, April 15, 2024.

For more information, please contact Ami Shah at

In 2023, the FICP program included: Heading link

  • 13 Health science programs participate in the program across 6 regional campuses.

  • > 1,300 Students are enrolled in the program.

  • > 80 UIC faculty and staff serve as facilitators during the synchronous sessions.

Interprofessional Education Immersion Day (2018) Heading link