Interprofessional Education Without Limits: A Video-Based Workshop

MedEdPORTAL. 2021 Mar 24;17:11125. doi: 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.11125.


Introduction: Interprofessional collaboration improves patient outcomes. Many institutions lack access to learners from other health care professions, limiting the feasibility of many published interprofessional curricula. We created a video-based workshop to fill the need for an introductory interactive interprofessional activity for third-year medical students (MS 3) in their internal medicine clerkship, in which other health care students and standardized patients were not readily accessible.

Methods: This session introduced medical students to the interprofessional model of care through a video workshop. Learners engaged in reflective observation as a video presented a physician interviewing a patient. The training and roles of interprofessional providers were discussed with the aid of video demonstrations. Learners completed postworkshop and postmedicine clerkship surveys with responses indicated using a Likert scale (1 = strongly disagree, 5 = strongly agree).

Results: Sixty-seven MS 3s participated in this workshop; postworkshop survey response rate was 82%. Of students who responded to the surveys, 87% agreed that the video increased their understanding of when it would be beneficial to consult interprofessional team members. Students' confidence in interacting with interprofessional team members improved from a mean of 3.0 before the workshop to 3.7 after the workshop. At the end of the medicine clerkship, 71% indicated that the video improved their ability to work with interprofessional team members at least moderately.

Discussion: This video-based workshop improved students' self-rated understanding of interprofessional team members' roles and increased their confidence interacting with other members of the interprofessional health care team.

Keywords: Case-Based Learning; Geriatrics; Interprofessional Education.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Curriculum
  • Humans
  • Interprofessional Education*
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Patient Care Team
  • Students, Medical*