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IPEP Distinguished Scholars Program

The IPEP Distinguished Scholars Program (IPEP DS) recognizes students who exhibit excellence in the pursuit of interprofessional education. The IPEP Distinguished Scholars Program challenges participants to cooperate, coordinate, and collaborate in order to transform the future of health and human services. While completing the program components, participants build portfolios reflecting their experiences with (1) values and ethics of interprofessional practice, (2) roles/responsibilities, (3) interprofessional communication, and (4) teams and teamwork.

**The IPEP DS program has launched! Click here to sign up!**


Perks of being an IPEP Scholar

  • Notation on your official UNC-CH transcript upon completion of the program.
  • Receive a unique gold, white, and Carolina blue woven graduation cord upon completion of the program.
  • Special opportunities for skills training in leadership, conflict management, and teamwork
  • Support from an expansive network of students, faculty, and staff dedicated to interprofessional education and practice.

Program Components

            • Longitudinal Commitment
            • Committee Membership
            • Event Attendance
            • Immersion Experience
            • Reflection

Click here for a detailed description of the requirements to fulfill each component


The opportunity to participate in the IPEP Distinguished Scholars program is available to any student earning a professional or graduate degree in one of the following schools:


For a full comprehensive list of all programs eligible for the IPEP Distinguished Scholars Program, please click here.

The Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice (OIPEP) supports a campus-wide initiative for the intentional integration of interprofessional learning and collaboration. The purpose of the Office is to design and support creative and meaningful ways to enhance student learning, build faculty scholarship and help departments meet accreditation goals.