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Sessions in Accredited Interprofessional Learning (SAILs)

Every term, we offer a number of accredited learning opportunities that are open to all students at Bridgepoint and to clinical students from Toronto and Ryerson Universities. Presentations are offered in discipline areas including social work, advanced practice nursing, spiritual care and pharmacy. You'll get to hear from professionals about their role in Bridgepoint's interprofessional teams. We also offer topic based presentations when a Bridgepoint expert will lead discussion on a broader subject such as developing research topics in the workplace or dealing with consent and capacity.

Lunches also include 90 minute sessions on larger topics such as motivational interviewing and health system provision for complex patients.  Again, these longer sessions are fully interprofessional and attendee participation is encouraged and expected.  Do bring your lunch!

These SAILs are PIPES accredited by the Centre for Interprofessional Education at the University of Toronto and by RU Interprofessional in the Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University.

SAILS: January - April 2019 - here.

All students are welcome to attend.  Student who are on clinical placements for only one or two days per week are welcome to attend sessions when they are not in the hospital.  To reserve a seat, please RSVP to Katherine Brown.

Structured IPE placements

Each term Bridgepoint offers a structured interprofessional placement for a limited number of students.  This is an opportunity to work in a small group with students in other professions for a four week period.  Each term a different topic is pursued, recent subjects have included patient centred care, palliative care and working with complexity.  Future topics may include pain management and health system leadership.

The structured placement comprises three components:

  • a three hour introductory tutorial with the IPE Specialist and a specialist facilitator
  • three facilitated two hour tutorials working in an interprofessional team
  • preparation of a shared presentation, given to supervisors and other invited guests, at the final tutorial session.

Places are limited and participants must commit to all four tutorials and to collaborative preparation of the presentation.  If you are interested contact Robyn Davies, IPE Specialist.  Robyn may also approach selected individuals to offer a place in a structured placement.

Bridgepoint also offers, from time to time, additional structured interprofessional placements following the UofT Centre for IPE modified three tutorial model.  Topics are similar to the four tutorial model, but students attend three rather than four tutorials.  Participants will be informed in advance if a modified structured placement is on offer.