Texas Tech Memory Screening Day: An Interprofessional Community Engagement Event

TTUHSC Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE) Experience

Title of the Interprofessional Practice and Education Experience

Texas Tech Memory Screening Day: An Interprofessional Community Engagement Event

Experience Status


Approval Date Range

11/6/2019 - 10/24/2024

Criteria for Registering the IPE Experience

  • Involvement of two or more professions.
  • Opportunities to learn about, from, and with one another.
  • Significant interactivity between participants.
  • Teaching and/or learning about interprofessional practice and education is intentionally integrated into the activity. Interprofessional practice and education constructs are targeted with IPE learning objectives are also discussed, trained, reviewed, and/or assessed as part of the learning activity.

Type of IPE Experience

  • Experiential and/or clinical learning
  • Service learning and/or community engagement project

IPEC Core Competencies Targeted by this IPE Experience

  • Roles and Responsibilities: Use the knowledge of one’s own role and team members’ expertise to address individual and population health outcomes.
  • Teams and Teamwork: Apply values and principles of the science of teamwork to adapt one's own role in a variety of team settings.

Quintuple Aim Strategic Goals Discussed in this IPE Experience

  • Advancing health equity
  • Enhancing the experience of care
  • Improving patient and/or population health outcomes
  • Reducing the cost of care

Detailed Description and Purpose of the IPE Experience

Interprofessional collaborative care is a strategic component of many community engagement activities. Community engagement provides the opportunity for interprofessional learning, as interprofessional teams of students work side-by-side to respond to challenges faced by communities. Interprofessional community engagement activities provide students with knowledge about the community (including assets within the community), as well as allow students to develop trusting collaborative care relationships, learn about social determinants of health, be flexible, and foster a long-term commitment to staying engaged in the community. Interprofessional
community engagement learning experiences also have the potential to increase students’ comfort in developing relationships with patients and families from different cultures and who have different lifestyles and socialization. Students from TTUHSC SOM, SON, and SOP will be working together at the Texas Tech Memory Screening Day located at Amarillo TT Internal Medicine clinic.

This interprofessional community engagement event is structured as follows:
1. Interprofessional pre-event briefing: Prior to the event, students will participate in an event briefing to go over team assignments, roles and responsibilities, teamwork strategies, and values/ethics for collaborative care related to the elderly patient population.
2. Interprofessional community engagement event: The students will be paired up with a student from another profession to do the following activity with older adults from the community:
a) Memory screening (SLUMS)
3. Feedback and survey: Following the event, students complete a feedback sheet and an interprofessional education survey of questions related to interprofessional practice and education and feedback on the event.

1. Understand the roles and responsibilities of a variety of healthcare professionals participating in a community engagement event for the elderly.
2. Participate as a team member in an interprofessional community engagement event.

Level of IPE Integration

  • 2. Immersion Level: Consists of development learning activities that provide learners with the opportunity to learn about, with, and from other professional learners in an active learning situation where they are applying learning during the activity. The desired outcome for activities offered at the immersion level is that learners will develop critical thinking skills as part of an interprofessional view that incorporates multiple perspectives and acknowledges and encourages diversity in providing quality health and human services.

Attendance or Participation in the IPE Experience

  • Program and/or school requirement - School of Pharmacy
  • Community service credit
  • Course requirement
  • Voluntary basis
  • Certificate credit
  • CV credit
  • Experiential requirement - Student on rotation for ambulatory and geriatrics for SOP are involved

Frequency of the IPE Experience

  • 01. Annually
  • Yearly

Duration and/or Timeline of the IPE Experience

  • 03. 4 to 5 hours
  • 4 hours

Campus and/or Location of the IPE Experience

  • Amarillo
  • Will actually be in Hereford Texas

Average Number of Learners Participating in the IPE Experience

  • 01. up to 50
  • 5 per shift pharmacy students 8 nursing students 15 per shift medical students

Target Audiences

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Audiences

School of Health Professions Audiences

School of Medicine Audiences

  • MS 3
  • MS 4

School of Nursing Audiences

  • Second Degree BSN
  • Veteran BSN
  • Traditional BSN
  • RN to BSN

School of Pharmacy Audiences

  • P3
  • P4

School of Population and Public Health Audiences


IPE Learning Objectives for the Experience

Values and Ethics

  • VE04. Value diversity, identities, cultures, and differences.
  • VE01. Promote the values and interests of persons and populations in health care delivery, One Health, and population health initiatives.
  • VE08. Apply high standards of ethical conduct and quality in contributions to team-based care.
  • VE03. Uphold the dignity, privacy, identity, and autonomy of persons while maintaining confidentiality in the delivery of team-based care.
  • VE07. Practice trust, empathy, respect, and compassion with persons, caregivers, health professionals, and populations.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • RR05. Practice cultural humility in interprofessional teamwork.
  • RR01. Include the full scope of knowledge, skills, and attitudes of team members to provide care that is person-centered, safe, cost-effective, timely, efficient, effective, and equitable.
  • RR04. Differentiate each team member’s role, scope of practice, and responsibility in promoting health outcomes.


  • C03. Communicate clearly with authenticity and cultural humility, avoiding discipline-specific terminology.
  • C07. Examine one’s position, power, role, unique experience, expertise, and culture towards improving communication and managing conflicts.

Teams and Teamwork

  • TT07. Share team accountability for outcomes.
  • TT03. Practice team reasoning, problem-solving, and decision-making.

Type of Learner Assessment Administered

  • Self-reflection with facilitated debrief

Formal Assessment Protocol used, if Applicable

Type of Program Evaluation Administered

  • Activity feedback/evaluation – from faculty, facilitators, and/or preceptors

Provide Details on the Potential Sustainability of the IPE Experience

  • Dedicated personnel
  • Met an identified need or gap
  • This is a yearly activity hosted by Texas Tech IM clinic. Will continue each year to invite other disciplines to join.

Provide Dedicated Funding Sources:

  • In-kind contributions
  • No dedicated funding

Roles of Faculty/Staff in the IPE Experience:

  • Instructors and/or preceptors
  • SOP/SOM faculty organizing the involvement of the students at the event. SOP/SON/SOM preceptors in attendance to monitor the students.

Additional Information About the IPE Experience, if Necessary

IPE Experience Organizer

  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Medicine
  • Amarillo College and WTAMU

Contact Person(s) and Contact Information for the IPE Experience

Suzy Thompson

Unit Manager | Center of Excellence
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
School of Medicine | Internal Medicine
O: 806.414.9465