Medical Science Educator

, Volume 23, Supplement 3, pp 431–435 | Cite as

Development of Interprofessional Graduate Health Professions Education Programs: Findings From a Needs Assessment

  • Emmanuelle Careau
  • Isabelle Savard
  • Holly O. Witteman
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It is increasingly necessary to equip healthcare professionals to engage in collaboration via interprofessional education (IPE). This paper describes the findings of a mixed-methods pedagogical needs assessment in health professions education, in which IPE emerged as a key theme. Two new graduate programs aim to meet these needs.


Interprofessional education needs assessment mixed methods flexible instructional design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emmanuelle Careau
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Isabelle Savard
    • 1
  • Holly O. Witteman
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of MedicineUniversité LavalQuébec CityCanada
  2. 2.Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration (CIRRIS)Québec CityCanada
  3. 3.Réseau de Collaboration sur les Pratiques Interprofessionnelles en Santé et Services Sociaux (RCPI)Québec CityCanada
  4. 4.Research Centre of the CHU de QuébecQuébec CityCanada

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