Interprofessional Education (IPE)

  • KU School of Pharmacy has a longitudinally integrated interprofessional education (IPE) curriculum.
  • We define IPE as students from two or more professions learning about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes.
  • 1 The KU IPE program ensures that students complete a variety of activities to expose them to the four national interprofessional competency domains of values/ethics, roles/responsibilities, communication, and teamwork.
  • 2 The KU IPE program ensures that every student on both Lawrence and Wichita campuses participates in high quality IPE in didactic and experiential settings where they acquire, apply, and demonstrate interprofessional knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to interprofessional collaboration and team-based care.
  • The mission of the KU School of Pharmacy’s IPE program is to transform the quality of patient care through interprofessional team-based education, practice, and research.
  • Our vision is that pharmacists will provide patient-centered care and research within an interprofessional team to help achieve the Triple Aim (improved quality of care, improved patient experience, and reduced cost) of healthcare.


1. World Health Organization (WHO). Framework for action on interprofessional education & collaborative practice. Geneva: World Health Organization. 2010.

2. Interprofessional Education Collaborative Expert Panel. (2011.) Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: Report of an Expert Panel. Washington, D.C.: Interprofessional Education Collaborative.