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PIPE Interprofessional Mini-Grant

The PIPE Interprofessional Mini-Grant program (view 2021 recipientsis meant to provide support for pilot interprofessional opportunities to encourage creative solutions that enable interprofessional learning. Recipients will receive a $1000 stipend. An example of the type of program that would be funded would be an interprofessional elective for pharmacy and medical students to work collaboratively in outreach to high risk patients with complex medical illness who may be deferring needed acute or chronic care due to concerns about the risk of COVID-19 infection.


  • Experience must engage learners (students, residents or fellows) from 2 or more professions and must be structured in a way to promote interprofessional learning
  • Must include at least 1 interprofessional learning objective linked to the UCSF interprofessional competencies.
  • Minimum of 10-20 contact hours for learners (Note: faculty do not need to be present for 10-20 contact hours)
  • Must administer an end-of-experience evaluation for learners and faculty participants and share results with PIPE leadership (NOTE: PIPE program will provide assistance in developing the evaluation)
  • Grantees must present an update to the relevant PIPE Curriculum Subcommittee


  • Although it is not required that you have faculty leadership for each profession that is involved in the experience, it is important to consult with faculty leadership from the professions that you are planning to engage to determine the most appropriate level of learner for the experience and how the planned experience will fit into their curriculum. You can find a list of faculty leadership for each school here.
  • Please consider how you will onboard and orient learners and whether there are specific requirements at your site (EHR training/access etc).
  • Experiences can be incorporated into existing electives or courses. If you are considering a new course, please be aware of the course submission process and deadlines https://senate.ucsf.edu/course-actions/course-forms-and-deadlines

We recommend reviewing the grant worksheet before applying.

Ready to apply? PIPE Interprofessional Mini-Grant Application



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Excellence in Interprofessional Teaching Awards

Congratulations to the 2021 recipients. Learn more about the September 29 UCSF Academy of Medical Educators’ Annual Celebration.

Submissions are closed for the current year Academy of Medical Educators/Program for Interprofessional Practice and Education Excellence in Interprofessional Teaching Award. This peer-nominated award is intended to highlight frontline interprofessional teachers.

Eligibility: Who is eligible?
  • All faculty teachers of UCSF learners, trainees, students, residents, and fellows
  • UCSF Volunteer Clinical Professors
  • Faculty from all UCSF schools
  • Teachers from any UCSF teaching sites and affiliated sites including community sites, East Bay sites, Kaiser, Mission Bay, Mount Zion, Parnassus, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals (Oakland and San Francisco), UCSF Fresno, SFVAMC, and ZSFG.
  • NOTE: for Excellence in Interprofessional Teaching award, interprofessional teachers must work with learners from two or more professions and create an environment that enables learners to learn with, from, and about each other to improve collaboration and optimize patient outcomes. 

Ineligible Nominees

Submission Information: Who can nominate?

UCSF faculty members who are among the following:

  • Members of the Academy of Medical Educators
  • Department or Division Leadership (e.g. Vice Chairs for Education or another appointment)
  • Residency/Felllowship Program Directors
  • Specialty Coordinators
  • Clerkship Directors
  • Course Directors/Faculty of Record
  • Associate and Site Directors
  • Course Element Leaders (Foundations 1): which include the Foundational Science (FS) and Inquiry Immersion blocks, the longitudinal Core Inquiry Curriculum, and Clinical Microsystem Clerkship (CMC)
  • SOM Coaches

Essential elements of the narrative portion of the nomination:

  • Attests to the nominee's teaching qualities and characteristics
  • Describe the nominee's commitment to UCSF's PRIDE Values and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Excellence in Interprofessional Teaching Award only: Interprofessional teachers work with learners from two or more professions and create an environment that enables learners to learn with, from, and about each other to improve collaboration and optimize patient outcomes.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Each nomination requires two faculty nominators
  • The nominee can be within or outside your department/school
  • Faculty can submit one primary nomination and one secondary nomination for either the Interprofessional Teaching Award or the Excellence in Teaching Award (an overview of both awards)
  • The narrative is capped at 3500 characters
Selection and Notification Process

Review Process

  • PIPE Professional Development Committee

Notification and Recognition Information

  • Recipients and Nominators are notified in August
  • Recipients receive a certificate and letter copied to their department or division chair
  • Recipients recognized at the Academy's Celebration of New Members, Wednesday, September 29, 2021

 Submit a nomination.