Office of Interprofessional Education

MSC 11 6055
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Physical Location:
SURGE Building (#226)
Suite 140, Room 151A (first floor)

Phone: (505) 272-1613

Points for Interprofessional Education System (PIPES)

PIPES provides a point system to determine how many points may be attributed for IPE within course work or activities.  IPE proposes that this system become an element of the overall umbrella whereby each HSC school/program would determine how much IPE their students should have in order to meet their accreditation standards and graduate with the developed skills for collaborative teamwork and communication.

The PIPES system is described and includes an example how you can assess your course or activity for its IPE quality in this Powerpoint presentationView the PIPES presentation on YouTube (or as a pdf with transcript here).  For convenience, print these 2 slides for reference during the presentation..

For a more in-depth review of how PIPES originated, please refer to the University of Toronto's PIPES information package here.  To learn more about how PIPES was applied to the curriculum at the University of Toronto, visit their website at