Bruna Varalli-Claypool, MHS, PA-C
University of Oklahoma Physician Associate Program
Mrs. Varalli-Claypool is an Associate Professor in the Physician Associate Program at the University of Oklahoma. In addition to her 19 years of PA clinical experience, she was a Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedic for over 25 years. She has served as Treasurer and House of Delegates representative for the Oklahoma Academy of Physician Assistants and is a past member of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority’s Drug Utilization Review Board. Mrs. Varalli-Claypool earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Central Oklahoma and her Masters in Health Sciences from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Background: Accreditation requirements for experiential learning create an opportunity to utilize simulation to meet interprofessional education (IPE) goals. At our comprehensive academic health center, not all learners are required to complete the clinical experience, nor does IPE clinic support capacity for all students. In order to expand the experiential curriculum, we have established a simulation core requirement. In this pilot we have adapted a trauma simulation used in the physician associate (PA) program to create an IPE simulation experience. This work-in-progress pilot program had…