Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Practice (IPP)

Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Practice (IPP)

The Pacific AETC’s Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Practice (IPP) programs aim to increase the number of healthcare practitioners who will diagnose, care for, and treat people with HIV (PWH) within an interprofessional healthcare team using HIV didactics and community-based hands-on clinical learning experiences. By participating in the IPE and IPP experience, new healthcare professionals have a better understanding of interdisciplinary care team approaches in regards to HIV and related diseases.

The Pacific AETC’s Interprofessional Education (IPE) project is housed at the PAETC – Los Angeles Area in collaboration with:

  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration (VA) Psychiatry Residency Training Program
  • USC School of Pharmacy
  • Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.

Each of these schools manages its own HIV and IPE Curricula. Ryan White Program clinics* participating in IPP trainee clinical rotations include:

  • To Help Everyone Clinic (T.H.E.)
  • Northeast Valley Health Corporation
  • St. John’s Well Child and Family Center
  • LAC + USC Rand Schrader Clinic.
  • JWCH Institute Inc.

At the end of the program, students are encouraged to obtain HIV-focused professional certifications. One measure of success is the number of students that go on to provide HIV care upon completion of the program.

Here’s what our 2020 students are saying about their experience in the HIV IPE practicum:
Please provide 5 adjectives that best describe your experience in the HIV IPE practicum.

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