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Tactic 2: Integrate interprofessional/interdisciplinary education into ambulatory primary care settings through integrated clinical clerkships
Clinicians are stretched between the demands of their practice and precepting responsibilities; asking preceptors to embrace interprofessional education is yet an additional pressure. This tactic explores a means to increase the number of learners at a given site without putting more pressure on the clinician’s shoulders. This means transforming education, in conjunction with the practice, away from the preceptor/student model or a model favoring any one profession's education requirements. The team will approach this by developing effective, simple workflow models that target everyone along the learning spectrum from students to preceptors. The workflow models will be distributed at national and regional levels in professional development settings with a train-the-trainer model, and the dissemination plan will develop champions that can teach it at the local level.


Two work groups have been formed:

1. A site selection sub-group that will interview ambulatory practices that already have shared decision making practice models and are somewhere along a spectrum between novice and exemplary in integrating interprofessional students in their practices. The goal is to identify ‘bright-spots’ that can give feedback on developing workflow models as well as pilot models in their practices.  

2. A case development sub-group that is writing primary care patient cases or patient management problems to illustrate specific examples of how to implement interprofessional education. The cases are part of the development for the workflow models. 

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