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A mock job interview to assess an interprofessional education program

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Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice Volume 15, Number 1, ISSN 2405-4526 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


Evaluation of interprofessional education (IPE) has been limited to students’ self-report and rarely assessed content validity using real-world input.This study compared students who did and did not complete an IPE curriculum using a mock interview. Aims were to compare them: 1) in terms of competencies around team based care, and 2) as rated by clinicians providing team based care.Students participated in a mock field placement interview. Study staff rated transcripts on IPE competencies. Clinicians rated and ranked students in terms of their knowledge/values and preference for hiring.IPE students had higher ratings on seven of eleven competences than non-IPE students. Clinical experts rated IPE students higher and ranked them as more preferable.This study demonstrates the efficacy and validity of foundational IPE beyond self-report. IPE impacted students’ responses in a real-world scenario in a way that discriminated them from their peers.


Polaha, J., Click, I., Cross, B., Welch, A., Hess, R. & Burchette, J. (2019). A mock job interview to assess an interprofessional education program. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, 15(1), 94-99. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved September 22, 2020 from .

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