Interprofessional transformation of clinical education: The first six years of the Veterans Affairs Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education

Nancy D. Harada, Laural Traylor, Kathryn Wirtz Rugen, Judith Bowen, C. Scott Smith, Bradford Felker, Deborah Ludke, Ivy Tonnu-Mihara, Joshua L. Ruberg, Jayson Adler, Kimberly Uhl, Annette L. Gardner, Stuart C. Gilman

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Abstract

This paper describes the Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education (CoEPCE), a seven-site collaborative project funded by the Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) within the Veterans Health Administration of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The CoEPCE was established to fulfill OAA’s vision of large-scale transformation of the clinical learning environment within VA primary care settings. This was accomplished by funding new Centers within VA facilities to develop models of interprofessional education (IPE) to teach health professions trainees to deliver high quality interprofessional team-based primary care to Veterans. Using reports and data collected and maintained by the National Coordinating Center over the first six years of the project, we describe program inputs, the multicomponent intervention, activities undertaken to develop the intervention, and short-term outcomes. The findings have implications for lessons learned that can be considered by others seeking large-scale transformation of education within the clinical workplace and the development of interprofessional clinical learning environments. Within the VA, the CoEPCE has laid the foundation for IPE and collaborative practice, but much work remains to disseminate this work throughout the national VA system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Interprofessional Care
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Feb 18 2018

Keywords

  • Clinical Learning Environment
  • Faculty
  • Health Professions
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Team-based
  • Trainees
  • Veterans

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Harada, N. D., Traylor, L., Rugen, K. W., Bowen, J., Smith, C. S., Felker, B., Ludke, D., Tonnu-Mihara, I., Ruberg, J. L., Adler, J., Uhl, K., Gardner, A. L., & Gilman, S. C. (Accepted/In press). Interprofessional transformation of clinical education: The first six years of the Veterans Affairs Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2018.1433642