Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Micro-credential Program

IPCP Micro Credential Program Digital Badge.

The Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCP) Micro-credential Program provides UB health professions students with learning experiences to develop the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Core Competencies for Collaborative Practice - interprofessional values and ethicsroles and responsibilities of healthcare providers, interprofessional communication, and teamwork. The IPCP Micro-Credential Program includes three digital badges: IPCP - Foundations, IPCP- Communication and Teamwork, IPCP- Healthcare Practice. Evidence of these competencies provides graduates with a certified credential to distinguish themselves as interprofessional collaborative healthcare practitioners.

Quick Facts:

Who is eligible for the IPCP Micro-credential Program?

This program is open to UB students enrolled in a participating health professions program. This includes students in the programs of athletic training, dental medicine, dietetics, health law, healthcare management, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, public health, and social work. This micro-credential program will distinguish you as an interprofessional collaborative health practitioner. All students participating in this micro-credential will be automatically enrolled.  There is no need for you to do anything regarding enrollment. 

How long will it take to complete the IPCP Micro-credential Program?

Between 2 and 3 semesters.

How will I know I'm enrolled to earn the IPCP Micro-credential Program?

When your program enrolls you for the Interprofessional Forum, you will also be enrolled in the IPCP Micro-credential Program.

What will I earn when I complete the IPCP Micro-credential Program?

You will earn a notation on your academic transcript as well as a series of digital badges that you may use on your digital resume or social media sites. You will be awarded digital badges issued through Acclaim.

What is Acclaim?

UB digital badges are issued through the platform Acclaim. With Acclaim, you will be able to display your skills and accomplishments to employers, colleagues and peers. With questions about using Acclaim, please contact the Office of Micro-Credentials: micro@buffalo.edu or (716) 645-1357

Is there a cost to earn the IPCP Micro-credential?

There is no additional cost in earning the digital badges and IPCP Micro-Credential.