SIPE Officers
About Students for Interprofessional Practice and Education (SIPE)

SIPE's organizational vision is to create "Better Teams for Better Care. Interprofessional education (IPE) is leading the way that health professions students are learning to work together in order to best meet the needs of patients in interdisciplinary practice environments.  University of Iowa healthcare students have the opportunity to become active contributors to and leaders in IPE learning  through SIPE. SIPE is a University of Iowa student organization approved by the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership.

To learn more, visit our OrgSync page or the IPE website.


To promote and support healthcare-related interprofessional education at the University of Iowa

Values, Aims, and Functions

SIPE's Values are based on teamwork, patient-centered care, communication, respect, and inclusiveness. In addition, we strive to:

  1. Help inform University of Iowa health professions students about the importance of learning to work interprofessionally for future collaborative practice through peer-to-peer outreach
  2. Serve as an advisory liaison to faculty, administrators and groups with IPE interests at the University of Iowa that reflects student-based recommendations, concerns and initiatives related to IPE.
  3. To support learning opportunities based on the Four Competency Domains for Inter-professional Education issued in May 2011 by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative*:

Domain 1: Values and Ethics for Inter-professional Practice
Domain 2: Roles and Responsibilities
Domain 3: Inter-professional Communication
Domain 4: Teams and Teamwork

  1. To offer opportunities for networking by students with IPE interests.

*Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), American Dental Education Association (ADEA), Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH), and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM).

SIPE's Constitution

Students for Interprofessional Practice and Education is an approved University of Iowa student organization. Read our constitution here.