with students from different professions, and engaging kindred spirits from other faculties. It has proven to be a way of reinforcing the importance of the educational mission and why educators chose to become faculty members in the first place.

Key Messages Raised by Individual Speakers

•    IPE is a tool for achieving the triple aim. (Thibault) IPE is about achieving better health outcomes. (Spencer)

•    Recognizing the enormous amount of duplication in the content taught in silos is a first step toward cost containment. (Schmitt)

•    There are real costs associated with retraining, which could be rethought by educators. (Grundy and Schmitt)

•    The hidden curriculum risks sending conflicting messages to students regarding the value of collaboration. (Brandt)


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