Find out more about Jefferson Continuing Professional Development (J-CPD) initiatives, which support an interprofessional approach to continuing education in the health professions!

Created in 2016, Jefferson CPD will integrate separate continuing medical education, continuing pharmacy education, and continuing nursing education into a single "Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education" (JA-IPCE).  This new form of national accreditation will support Jefferson's continuing education activities that support the healthcare team as they work together to transform and enhance healthcare delivery at Jefferson. 

Short Term Goals:

  • Obtain a new, integrated type of CE Accreditation: Joint Interprofessional Continuing Education Accreditation (IPCE)
  • Create a centralized structure to support and manage key CPD Functions across Center City Campus
  • Streamline processes to certify activities for IPCE credit
  • Begin to build an integrated approach to CPD across the healthcare professions

Long Term Goals:

  • Support CPD that is strategic:
    • Coordinates with institutional initiatives and needs
    • Integrates institutional quality/patient safety/ performance improvement initiatives
    • Supports Jefferson HCPs’ learning needs in the transition to a team-based care delivery
  • Expand Jefferson’s accreditation and activity portfolio
  • Manage key CPD Functions across One Jefferson
  • Expand and enhance Jefferson’s reputation

JCPD Steering Committee: 

Jeanne G. Cole, EdD (SKMC),
Alexis Skoufalos, EdD (JCPH),
Rebecca Finley, PharmD, MS (JCP)
MaryLou Manning, PhD, CRNP (JCN)
Rohit Moghe, PharmD, MSPH (TJUH/Pharmacy)
Karen Novielli, MD (SKMC/Provost’s Office)
Rachel Sorokin, MD (Patient Safety)
Debra S Zelnick, OTD, OTR/L (JCHP)


Important Resources

Comparing joint accreditation to individual accreditations

Jefferson Continuing Professional Development: A New Approach to Continuing Professional Education

Guidance for Developing IPCE Activities

Tips for Planning an Interprofessional Continuing Education Activity - from the 9th Annual Faculty Day (June 6, 2017)

Faculty Days 2017 IGNITE Presentation