Bianca Calderon, PharmD, BCPS
Regis University, School of Pharmacy

Bianca Calderon is a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Associate Professor at Regis University School of Pharmacy, and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Denver Health Webb Center for Primary Care. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She then completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency and Interprofessional Palliative Care Fellowship through the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center at James J. Peters VA Medical Center in Bronx, NY. As a pharmacy school liaison for interprofessional education, she strongly supports efforts through teaching and coordination of interprofessional activities.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
The Chiba Interprofessional Competency Scale (CICS29), was designed to address how the IPE continuum improves an individual’s competencies in interprofessional (IP) collaborative practice, and how an increase in an individual’s competencies contributes to their team’s performance. While the tool assesses student behaviors in the clinic, the authors argue that the scale can be used to evaluate the degree of achievement of the learning objectives in fundamental education. Compared with other IP collaboration scales, the CICS29 was found to have subsumed the key concepts that should be…
Interprofessional education (IPE) is often introduced early in the didactic curriculum for healthcare students, allowing for participation in their first professional year in these skills. However, understanding which Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Core Competencies that are best addressed early on in the curriculum is unclear. A patient care conference through a paper case, which focuses on patient safety with students from nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy in small group, interprofessional (IP) teams, was created and evaluated to better…