What is Interprofessional Education?

When students from two or more health-related and/or social-care professions learn with, from, and about each other during all or part of professional training

IPEC Core Competencies
  • Work with individuals of other professions to maintain a climate of mutual respect and shared values (Values/Ethics for InterprofessionalPractice)
  • Use the knowledge of one’s own role and those of other professions to appropriately assess and address the health care needs of patients and to promote and advance the health of populations (Roles/Responsibilities)
  • Communicate with patients, families, communities, and professionals in health and other fields in a responsive and responsible manner that supports a team approach to the promotion and maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease (InterprofessionalCommunication)
  • Apply relationship-building values and the principles of team dynamics to perform effectively in different team roles to plan, deliver, and evaluate patient/population-centered care and population health programs and policies that are safe, timely, efficient, and equitable (Teams & Teamwork)
CIDER Mission

To educate and engage students, faculty, and professionals by promoting humanistic, socially-aware, and patient-centered, collaborative healthcare delivery.

CIDER Objectives
  • To identify and facilitate interdisciplinary and interprofessional education priorities within the College of Health Science (CHS), the University of Delaware (UD), and clinical partners
  • Develop and enhance undergraduate, graduate, and professional/continued curriculum and programs that promote interprofessional education (IPE) and practice (IPP)
  • Promote and cultivate IPE- and IPP-based research as well as act as a vehicle to identify and advertise related funding opportunities to faculty and students
  • Assist in the construction of assessment and evaluation protocols/tools for current and future interprofessional programs, curriculum, and initiatives within CHS, UD, and the Delaware Health Science Alliance (DHSA)
  • Cultivate and sustain “a culture of we”, which includes respect, understanding, and collaboration, as well as a sharing mentality among practitioners, administration, faculty, staff, and students


CIDER Welcomes Dr. Julie Schneider

Dr. Schneider is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Linguistics & Cognitive Science.  She recently received a MASSIVE award from NSF - Read more

CIDER director named 2019 Macy faculty scholar

Barret Michalec, associate dean of Interprofessional Education for the College of Health Sciences, was named one of five Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation’s 2019 Macy Faculty Scholars. The Scholars program, open to educators in medicine and nursing schools nationwide, aims...

CIDER is on the IPE map!

The commitment to interprofessional practice and education is taking hold across the United States. Educational institutions and health systems are implementing a variety of organizational models to support the advancement of interprofessional practice and education...

I-TEAM is coming: Fall 2019

Through funding from UD's Grand Challenges Program, we are pleased to offer health profession students an opportunity to engage in the Interprofessional Training in Empathy, Affect, & Mindfulness. Read more