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Interprofessional Professionalism Assessment Tool Profiled in New Journal

Paul DeMiglio


Evidence-Based Interprofessional Professionalism Assessment Tool Profiled in New Journal Article

(Bethesda, MD)—The Interprofessional Professionalism Collaborative (IPC) has recently announced the publication of its landmark article, “The Intersection of Professionalism and Interprofessional Care: Development and Initial Testing of the Interprofessional Professionalism Assessment (IPA).” The article is now available on Taylor & Francis Online and will be assigned to a future issue of the Journal of Interprofessional Care.

“The ability of health care practitioners to demonstrate interprofessional professionalism is essential to the delivery of quality care to patients, families, communities, and society,” said Dr. Jody Frost, Education Consultant and IPC Facilitator. “As profiled in the Journal of Interprofessional Care, the new psychometrically sound assessment instrument developed by IPC can be applied in both academic and practice settings to cultivate environments that promote interprofessional professionalism and collaborative care models.”

"The future of medicine is one that fully embraces interprofessional professionalism," AACOM President and CEO Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH, said. "AACOM is proud to be one of the collaborators behind this cutting-edge assessment instrument and accompanying tool kit. These resources will enhance collaborative care delivery across the health professions spectrum and ultimately help improve the health of the nation."

In addition to the new journal article, the IPC has also created an online tool kit that includes the IPA Instrument, case scenario videos, an on-demand webinar, and related materials. To access these resources, visit interprofessionalprofessionalism.org.


The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) represents the 34 accredited colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States. These colleges are accredited to deliver instruction at 54 teaching locations in 32 states. In the current academic year, these colleges are educating more than 30,000 future physicians—25 percent of all U.S. medical students. Six of the colleges are public and 28 are private institutions.

AACOM was founded in 1898 to support and assist the nation's osteopathic medical schools, and to serve as a unifying voice for osteopathic medical education. AACOM’s mission is to promote excellence in osteopathic medical education, in research and in service, and to foster innovation and quality among osteopathic medical colleges to improve the health of the American public.