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Effectiveness of a Faculty Development Program in Fostering Interprofessional Education Competencies

Author(s): Debbie Kwan | Keegan Barker | Denyse Richardson | Susan Wagner | Zubin Austin

Journal: Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education
ISSN 1916-7342

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 24;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Interprofessional education | Faculty development | Collaborative practice

Background: To determine the effectiveness of a faculty development program offered to clinical faculty in fostering interprofessional education competencies.Methods and Findings: A pre-post randomized control group design was used in which only one of two cohorts of clinical faculty received an interprofessional educational intervention. Both cohorts then facilitated case-based interprofessional education sessions for student learners. A variety of outcome measures were used to assess differences between groups in terms of knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to interprofessional education and practice. No significant differences were noted between the control and intervention groups.Conclusions: The use of a pre-post randomized control group design to measure effectiveness of an educational intervention should be considered to demonstrate the impact of educational interventions.
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