ADEA Institutional Capacity Building portfolio led the third
ADEA Regional Faculty Development Workshop on interprofessional education (IPE)
and the second ADEA Allied Dental Regional Accreditation Workshop in Los
Angeles, July 21–22.
Attendance for the Allied Dental Regional Accreditation
Workshop included 50 participants, the majority of whom came from California
and Washington but others from as far away as Hawaii and Texas. Several schools
had multiple participants, which allowed those schools to have various faculty
members implement ideas from the conference at their home institutions.
The allied community also had the opportunity to hear a new
speaker, Ms. Susan Ellis, Dental Division Chair, Dental Hygiene Department
Chair Fayetteville Technical Community College. She has experience as a program director, Commission on Dental
Accreditation (CODA) site visitor and review committee member.
Participants learned more about the accreditation process,
how to prepare for CODA site visits and became more familiar with CODA allied
dental education standards. A panel of program directors discussed when to
begin preparing for the CODA site visit, how to involve faculty members in the
site visit and self-evaluation process, as well as best steps for ongoing
assessments. The final Allied Dental Regional Accreditation Workshop will take
place in Atlanta, GA, October 2728.
The largest ever group attended the ADEA Regional Faculty
Development Workshops: Bringing IPE Home. Participants learned more about IPE
in the context of a changing health care delivery model and how to further
engage institutions in implementing IPE.
Attendees gained a better understanding of the roles, responsibilities
and professional tenets of not only dentistry but also other health
professions. They learned how to aid students in becoming effective team
members in collaborative care settings to achieve improved health outcomes.
For this workshop, participants heard from Dr. Judith A.
Buchanan and a new speaker, Dr. John
Tegzes, Director of Interprofessional Education at Western University of Health
Sciences in Pomona, California. He discussed IPE assessment methods at Western
University, which is a case-based curriculum with a fully integrated IPE
program, thus all health professions students take their classes together.
He discussed the IPE competency domains of values and ethics
for interprofessional practice, roles and responsibilities, interprofessional
communication and teamwork. Educational assessment, he said, is the process of
documenting in measurable terms the knowledge, skills, attitudes and beliefs of
either an individual learner, learning community, institution or educational
system. He had participants pair up and then share how they would assess
knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors in dental school students in all
years of the curriculum.
Dr. Tegzes then spoke about student assessment at Western
University, which consists of pre- and post-course surveys, focus groups, small-team
sessions with a facilitator and self-reflection essays.
You can learn more about IPE from Dr. Buchanan during the
upcoming ADEA Policy Center’s Leading Conversations Webinar, Wednesday, August
20, 2014, noon–1:00 p.m. Eastern Time:
Moving IPE Forward: The Role for Dental Education.
Participate for Free. Invite Your
Colleagues. Earn CE Credit.
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