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Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Core Competencies

The IPE initiative at UIC utilizes the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice as one of several frameworks for curriculum development. The most recent version of the IPEC Core Competencies was completed in November, 2023 as a project of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative, Washington, D.C. The 2023 IPEC competencies retain the overarching singular domain of “Interprofessional Collaboration” comprised of the following four competency areas:

  • Values and Ethics – Work with team members to maintain a climate of shared values, ethical conduct, and mutual respect
  • Roles and Responsibilities – Use the knowledge of one’s own role and team members’ expertise to address individual and population health outcomes
  • Communication – Communicate in a responsive, responsible, respectful, and compassionate manner with team members
  • Teams and Teamwork – Apply values and principles of the science of teamwork to adapt one’s own role in a variety of team settings.

The newest version, IPEC Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (ICP): Version 3 includes 33 competency statements with a strong emphasis on respecting discipline-specific expertise and contributions to care, engaging in shared leadership, addressing the social determinants of health, and advancing social justice, cultural humility, and health equity. The competency set is aimed at preparing learners to engage in lifelong learning and collaboration to improve both person/client care and population health outcomes.