Benedicte Gonzalez, OD, MPH
Marshall B. Ketchum University; Southern California College of Optometry
Dr. Benedicte Gonzalez is an Assistant Professor at Marshall B. Ketchum University: Southern California College of Optometry. She serves as clinical faculty at Ketchum Health and is representing Optometry in the Interprofessional Education curriculum. Dr. Gonzalez is a University of Southern California alumni, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and a Master of Public Health. Thereafter she attended Illinois College of Optometry and completed a residency in Ocular Disease at the VA Healthcare System in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Gonzalez has a passion for serving medically underserved communities.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Background: The future of healthcare education includes the integration of interprofessional instruction and experiences to ensure all graduates are prepared to work in the collaborative, patient-centered environments of today’s healthcare system. Marshall B. Ketchum University piloted its first interprofessional education (IPE) patient simulation exercise involving approximately 200 students from OD, PA, PharmD, and RN programs. The purpose of the simulation was to allow students to apply the interprofessional skills gained during their education, and to formally evaluate their acquisition…