Gulf Medical University, College of Pharmacy Contributes to the IPEC Virtual Town Hall Review of IPE Competencies Framework

On September 17th, Dr. Eman El-Labbad Assistant Professor and Director of Gulf Medical University’s Center for Inter-Professional Education, Research and Practice participated in:

IPEC Virtual Town Hall: Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (

The event was organized by Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC). The (IPEC) is launching a review and revision of the core competencies of interprofessional collaborative practice, and seeking feedback from educators, practitioners, health professionals.

Dr. Eman Commented: “I was honored to represent the voice of educators from the Middle East representing Gulf Medical University, College of Pharmacy providing feedback on the application of IPEC competency framework in our current Interprofessional Education in order to a “collaborative Practice -ready” health workforce prepared to respond to local health needs and provide patient- Centered care“.

Dr. Sherief Khalifa, Dean of the College of Pharmacy commented: “Gulf Medical University is well positioned to lead Inter-Professional Education owing to the fact that it is a Medical University and part of an Academic Health System all in one campus”.