Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Focus on Interprofessional Education

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Are You TECH Ready? 

The mission of TTUHSCEP is to “improve the lives of people in our State and our community by focusing on the unique healthcare needs of socially and culturally diverse border populations through excellence in integrated education, research, and patient care.” In alignment with this mission, TTUHSCEP has a history of success in promoting the intellectual development of students in their chosen healthcare fields.

With this in mind, TTUHSC El Paso faculty, staff, and students have developed a five-year project to focus on Interprofessional Education (IPE). Known as the TECH Ready initiative, this project is a component of TTUHSCEP’s process to seek reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). As part of this process TTUHSCEP is required to develop a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). This is a focused project to improve a specific aspect of student learning or student success across the institution.

By selecting IPE for its first QEP, TTUHSC El Paso is building upon its mission, enhancing its academic programming, and demonstrating leadership in healthcare education.

Strategies for Implementation

Achievement of the stated student learning outcomes will require reformation of TTUHSCEP’s current support and environment for IPE. Thus, implementation of the TECH Ready initiative will focus on the following strategies: 

  • TTUHSCEP will implement IPE educational programming and establish IPE core requirements for the completion of all TTUHSCEP academic programs. 
  • TTUHSCEP will establish an organizational support structure for IPE. Central to this infrastructure will be the institutional level Office of Interprofessional Education (OIPE). 
  • TTUHSCEP will provide central coordination of IPE activities, to include the shared experience and IPE activities beyond the required IPE core requirements, in order to facilitate, monitor and track student participation in IPE across all TTUHSCEP schools.