Optimal delivery of health care today cannot be achieved by individual practitioners from a single health care profession working with patients in isolation. Instead, providers from multiple professions commonly work interactively to deliver effective and efficient care.CIPES objectives are accomplished through the work of three offices within the Center: the Office of Interprofessional Simulation for Innovative Clinical Practice (OIPS), the Office for Interprofessional Curriculum (OIPC) and the Office of Standardized Patient Education (OSPE).
Under the CIPES umbrella, learners become familiar with the knowledge and skills of colleagues from other professions and can work in health care teams that model real-world interprofessional collaborative practice.
CIPES is based in the Office of the UAB Provost. It is directed by Carlos A Estrada, MD, MS, Professor of Medicine.