Cultivating Interprofessional Collaboration Through Faculty Learning Communities


  • Amy E. Hall Author
  • Kelly Jo Fulkerson Dikuua Author


Faculty Learning Communities, Interprofessional Collaboration, Health Science Education


In health science education, interprofessional education (IPE) and collaboration (IPC) support the creation of health- care teams that provide optimal patient care. Despite the need for increased IPE/IPC, most faculty remain siloed by discipline, offering an opportunity for teaching centers to serve as IPE/IPC hubs. This article explores faculty perceptions of how faculty learning communities (FLCs) promote IPE/IPC. Using a qualitative design, researchers administered a survey to FLC participants using purposeful sampling. Thematic analysis of responses revealed that participants do not perceive FLCs as opportunities for IPE/IPC. Findings, however, hold implications for how FLC facilitators can foster IPE/IPC among participants.