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Facilitating Small Interprofessional Learning Groups

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.00
    • CPE: 1.00
    • Other: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Mar 23, 2018
  • Expires: Mar 22, 2021
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
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Jim A.  Ballard Jim A. Ballard, EdD, MS
Associate Professor
Family Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Executive Director
Indiana Area Health Education Centers (AHEC)
Indiana University
Indianapolis, Indiana

Patricia V.  Burkhart Patricia V. Burkhart, PhD, RN
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies
University of Kentucky College of Nursing
Lexington, Kentucky

Todd R.  Cheever Todd R. Cheever, MD
Adult Psychiatrist
Associate Residency Training Director
Director, Second Year Psychiatry Course
Department of Psychiatry
College of Medicine
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Shelley M.  Jones Shelley M. Jones, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
Lexington, Kentucky

Anne Olson Anne Olson, Ph, CCC/A
Associate Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Robert Sprang Robert Sprang, MBA
Kentucky TeleCare
Co-Project Manager
Kentucky TeleHealth Network
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Needs Statement

Research has established the effectiveness of small group learning in health professions education as an active learning strategy that can enhance student motivation, improve communication skills, and facilitate deep processing of information.  This is an especially import tool for interprofessional education; yet, it requires unique facilitation skills that may be foreign or uncomfortable to some educators. 

This activity has the same content as Facilitating Small Interprofessional Learning Groups that expired on October 8, 2017. If you participated in the original activity, please do not complete this release.

Target Audience

Health professions educators involved in interprofessional education (IPE)  and those interested in learning more about IPE small group facilitation.


After the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Summarize evidence-based practices for facilitation of small group learning.
  2. Describe strategies for facilitating interprofessional small group learning.
  3. Discuss special considerations when facilitating synchronous interprofessional small group learning that includes distance learners.
  4. Discuss principles of inclusive learning across small groups of students with diverse professional backgrounds.


The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Interpersonal and communication skills

ACPEThe University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This knowledge-based activity has been assigned UAN 0022-0000-18-061-H04-P and will award 1.00 contact hour (0.100 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers.

Statements of participation will indicate hours and CEUs based on participation and will be issued online at the conclusion of the activity. Successful completion includes completing the activity, its accompanying evaluation and/or posttest (score 70% or higher) and requesting credit online at the conclusion of the activity. Credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor, and participants may print a statement of credit or transcript from their NABP e-profile. The College complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education.

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 1.00 hour of participation.

Faculty Disclosure

No speaker, planner or content reviewer has any relevant financial relationships to disclose. The speaker will not discuss the off-label use of a product.
Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


In collaboration with UK College of Nursing Continuing Education Office and UK Center for Interprofessional Health Education.

Review Date

December 14, 2017

CE Content Concerns


Concerns or complaints related to ACPE or ACCME standards may be submitted in writing to the Director of UK HealthCare CECentral by fax to 859-323-2920, or by mail to 2365 Harrodsburg Road, Ste B475, Lexington, KY 40504


  • The Director or his/her designee will review, investigate, forward and/or respond to complaints and will put forth a best effort to adjudicate the issue(s), along with CECentral staff members, within two (2) weeks of receipt of the grievance or complaint.
  • If needed, concerns, complaints, or grievances will be brought before the UK HealthCare CECentral Advisory Board.
  • Issues regarding activity content also will be reviewed and addressed by the Activity Director.
  • A written decision will be issued in a timely manner by the Director of UK HealthCare CECentral or his/herdesignee.
  • Grievances will be considered when planning future activities.

Appeal Procedure

  • Persons who wish to appeal a decision should address the appeal by email, fax or in writing to the Director of UK HealthCare CECentral within two (2) weeks of receipt of the response.
  • The Director will bring the appeal to the UK HealthCare CECentral Advisory Board.
  • The results of the appeal will be sent to the participant no later than two (2) weeks following the meeting of the board.