Faculty Development and Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Interprofessional education is not just important for students in formal educational programs; faculty and practitioners also need to learn about interprofessional practice if we are to improve the care we deliver. To that end, the Center oversees several offerings for faculty and practitioners.

On-going professional development events provide a venue for faculty and practitioners from around the institution to learn about an area of common interest. Topics have ranged from aspects of interprofessional education to cross-cutting content areas like organ donation and ebola. Sessions are held about monthly, and details are disseminated through the Center’s email list-serve and social media outlets.

The Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium is an annual event for faculty, staff, students, and practitioners from across the region. As one of the first conferences focused in interprofessional education and practice, the Symposium provides a venue for individual to be inspired by others, exchange ideas, and build future collaborations. The Symposium is generally held in February in Richmond, and details, including calls for proposals, are disseminated through the Center’s list-serve and social media outlets.

The Center also facilitates interprofessional education events by request. These events have been implemented both intramurally and other settings across the country and have ranged from hourlong coaching sessions to daylong faculty retreats. For specific inquiries, contact Alan Dow at alan.dow@vcuhealth.org.