The goal of the UAB Center for Interprofessional Education and Simulation (CIPES) is to bring together students and other learners from each of its schools, together with faculty and staff from UAB and the UAB Health System, into a cohesive and integrated system of interprofessional education and training with extensive use of a wide variety of simulation and clinical practice modalities

Optimal delivery of health care today cannot be achieved by individual practitioners from a single health care profession working with patients in isolation. Instead, providers from multiple professions commonly work interactively to deliver effective and efficient care.

Under the CIPES umbrella, learners become familiar with the knowledge and skills of colleagues from other professions and can work in health care teams that model real-world interprofessional collaborative practice.
CIPES objectives are accomplished through the work of three offices within the Center: the Office of Interprofessional Simulation for Innovative Clinical Practice (OIPS), the Office for Interprofessional Curriculum (OIPC) and the Office of Standardized Patient Education (OSPE).

CIPES is based in the Office of the UAB Provost. It is directed by Carlos A Estrada, MD, MS, Professor of Medicine.
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Office of Interprofessional Curriculum

Office of Interprofessional Curriculum


    The fundamental goal of the Office for Interprofessional Curriculum (OIPC) is to work across the complexities of a university that is based within separate schools to design and implement interprofessional educational experiences. These experiences cross school boundaries and bring together undergraduate and post-graduate learners from more than one school/discipline into a common educational experience and environment. Curricular components may be elective or required, and may involve classroom, clinical practice, simulation, or service learning experiences.

    OIPC is directed by Allison Shorten, PhD, RN, RM, FACM, FAAN Professor of Nursing.

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Office of Standardized Patient Education

Office of Standardized Patient Education


    Utilizing current best practices and innovative SP methodology, OSPE provides the resources for an educational environment to enhance student's abilities in medical interviewing, physical examination, clinical reasoning, and patient counseling through realistic interactions with standardized patients.

    OSPE is directed by F. Shawn Galin, PhD Associate Professor

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Office of Interprofessional Simulation for Innovative Clinical Practice (OIPS)

Office of Interprofessional Simulation for Innovative Clinical Practice


    The Office of Interprofessional Simulation for Innovative Clinical Practice is a joint venture between UAB health profession schools and the UAB Health System. The primary role of the Office is to support and track interprofessional and other UAB Health System simulation experiences. Support services include facilitator development courses and administrative, educational, and technical expertise related to simulation.

    OIPS is directed by Marjorie Lee White, MD, Associate Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Medical Education, School of Medicine; Assistant Dean for Clinical Simulation, School of Medicine and Vice President for Clinical Simulation, UAB Health System.

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