Innovative Tools for Assessing Interprofessional Competencies

In 2012, the Josiah Macy Jr Foundation funded a grant proposal from the UCLA School of Nursing and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA to develop a set of tools for assessing the degree to which individual students have accomplished the competencies and objectives identified by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative Expert Panel. These tools increase the ability of interprofessional education (IPE) programs to assess student’s accomplishments, provide formative and summative results to individual students. In addition, IPE programs can use aggregated outcome results for purposes of continuous quality improvement and program evaluation.