Teach More About Teams




Reflecting critically upon your clinical teaching and practice patterns, how would you rate your skill in the following:

  • Understanding the fundamental principles and competencies of interprofessional education and collaboration?
  • Contributing to the successful formation of a high-functioning, dynamic interprofessional team?
  • Establishing psychologically safe learning environments for interprofessional learner teams?
  • Designing and implementing interprofessional learning experiences for learners in your clinical setting?
  • Assessing and providing feedback to learners on their incorporation of interprofessional collaboration competencies?

The interprofessional faculty development mini-course Teach More About Teams (TMAT) has been developed to equip clinician educators across DUHS with the knowledge, skills, and attributes to effectively facilitate interprofessional education (IPE) and collaboration in clinical settings.

The objectives of the program include:

  1. Develop values underpinning the principles of interprofessional collaborative practice
  2. Explain principles of IPE and interprofessional collaborative practice
  3. Utilize effective collaborative practice skills based on the principles of team-based, patient-centered care
  4. Facilitate interprofessional interactions with students and health professionals to promote IPE
  5. Describe approaches to assessing and providing feedback on learners’ collaborative practice competencies
  6. Collaboratively develop an educational tool to be used in clinical settings
  7. Identify individual needs for future professional development as an IPE facilitator and collaborative practitioner

TMAT engages participants longitudinally in a six-week virtual blended learning format consisting of synchronous and asynchronous individual, large group, and small group activities. Two large group sessions function as the bookend anchors of the program, allowing for participant networking to begin at the outset of the program and for consolidation of learning as a group at the conclusion of the program. Participants are assigned to interprofessional small groups for session activities and online engagement. Small group activities are led and facilitated by TMAT program faculty facilitators. Each small group works collaboratively throughout the program to develop an interprofessional educational tool or product to be used with learners in clinical settings. These products are presented at the final large group session and will be made available for use by all participants. A course site in Sakai functions as the virtual learning environment and includes all instructional content and interactive resources.


  •               Jan 25, 2021 (5pm-6:30pm): Synchronous Session 1 Course Kick-Off
  •               Week 1 (1/25/21 through 1/31/21): IPEC Principles
  •               Week 2 (2/1/21 through 2/7/21): Teams/Teamwork/Communication
  •               Week 3 (2/8/21 through 2/14/21): Positive Learning Environment
  •               Week 4 (2/15/21 through 2/21/21): IPE Facilitation/Teaching
  •               Week 5 (2/22/21 through 2/28/21): Learner Assessment
  •               Week 6 (3/1/21 through 3/5/21): Feedback
  •               March 5, 2021 (5pm-6:30pm): Synchronous Session 2 Course Wrap Up & IPE Product Presentations

Clinicians should register only if both large group sessions can be attended and approximately 1-2 hours per week can be committed to the program. An application has been submitted for program participants to earn continuing education credits commensurate with participation in the program through the Duke Continuing Medical Education office. The project is approved by the Duke IRB.

For more information, please contact Mikelle.Key-Solle@duke.edu.

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Related members

Mikelle Key-Solle

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Nicholas Hudak

Associate Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health