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Sessions in Accredited Interprofessional Learning (SAILs) - lunch and learns

Every term, we offer a number of accredited learning opportunities that are open to all students at Bridgepoint and to clinical students from the University of Toronto. 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.

Bridgepoint SAILs are PIPES accredited by the Centre for Interprofessional Education at the University of Toronto.  If you are a UofT clinical student you can obtain credit for attending and participating.

SAILS: January - April 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 Roland de Vega.

Structured IPE placements

Each term Bridgepoint offers structured interprofessional placements for a limited number of students.  This is an opportunity to work in a small group with students in other professions for a three week period.  Each term different topics are 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 placements currently on offer follow the modified structure approved by the Centre for IPE and comprise three components:

  • an introductory two hour tutorial with specialist facilitators
  • two 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.  Three additional hours over the whole placement are allocated to preparation.

Places are limited and participants must commit to all the tutorials and to collaborative preparation of the presentation.  If you are interested contact the Academic Office.We may also approach selected individuals to offer a place in a structured placement.