11 Lab Exercise: Interprofessional Practice Readiness



For this lab exercise you will:  

  1. Place the interests of patients and populations at center of interprofessional health care delivery and population health programs and policies, with the, with the goal of promoting health and health equity across the lifespan (IPEC, 2011, VE1).
  2. Work in cooperation with those who receive care, those who provide care, and others who contribute to or support the delivery of prevention and health services and programs (IPEC, 2011, VE5).
  3. Maintain competence in one’s own profession appropriate to scope of practice (IPEC, 2011, VE10).


Part I.

  1. COMPETE the self-assessment tool provided by your instructor that concerns interprofessional practice readiness.
  2. REVIEW of your result.
  3. REFLECT on your result.
  4. IDENTIFY areas of professional development.

Part II.

  1. REVIEW the information provided here concerning SMART Goals
  2. SMART stands for:
    • Specific (simple, sensible, significant)
    • Measurable (meaningful, motivating)
    • Achievable (agreed, attainable)
    • Relevant (reasonable, realistic and resourced, results-based)
    • Time bound (time-based, time limited, time/cost limited, timely, time-sensitive).
  3. EXAMPLE SMART goals:

    An example SMART goal has all of the S-M-A-R-T components.  Here are 2 examples:


    STUDENT Goal – By April 23, 20XX (by graduation), increase (my) knowledge of effective patient education concerning nutrition as demonstrated by certificate from a module; and reading relevant materials, and developing my own mock patient education handout that includes meal planning calendar and a food diary.

      • PATIENT Goal – By February 14, 20XX, increase knowledge of self-care concerning nutrition and the intake of liquids as demonstrated by 2-week food and activity diary that is shared with primary care provider at the February 14, 20XX outpatient appointment.

3. WRITE 1-2 SMART goals concerning your interprofessional education for collaborative practice.

RUBRIC – SMART Goal(s) for Interprofessional Practice Readiness

0-10 SMART goal(s) is/are written as one sentence.
0-2 SMART goal(s) is/are specific.
0-2 SMART goal(s) is/are measurable.
0-2 SMART goal(s) is/are achievable.
0-2 SMART goal(s) is/are relevant.
0-2 SMART goal(s) is/are time-bound.



Dow, A. W., DiazGranados, D., Mazmanian, P. E., & Retchin, S. M. (2014).  An exploratory study of an assessment tool derived from the competencies of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 28(4):299-304. https://doi.org/10.3109/13561820.2014.891573

Institute for Healthcare Improvement.  Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS).  Retrieved November 21, 2022, from https://www.ihi.org/

Interprofessional Education Collaborative Expert Panel.  (2011). Core competencies for interprofessional practice:  Report of an expert panel.  Washington, D.C.:  Interprofessional Education Collaborative

Merrihew, M.  (2017, August 4).  The importance of setting SMART goals.  Retrieved August 02, 2022, from https://www.hydratemarketing.com/blog/

The Mind Tools Content Team (2021, October 15).  SMART goals:  How to make your goals achievable.  https://www.mindtools.com/


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