Caronne Rush, MSM, MED, EDS
Interprofessional Education, University of Florida

Caronne Rush is the Assistant Director and Faculty Lecturer for Interprofessional Education, UF Health Affairs at the University of Florida. She teaches interdisciplinary health science students and provides faculty development for faculty teaching in interprofessional courses. She manages the Office of Interprofessional Education including supervision of office employees. Her interests specific to interdisciplinary teams include community engagement, social determinants of health, mental health, and diversity.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
The Putting Families First (PFF) program is a unique approach to providing pre-clinical health professions students a patient-centered community-based interprofessional collaborative learning experience. PFF has existed for more than twenty years; over 1000 students across 11 academic programs and more than 200 families are involved in this required educational program each year. Students are placed in interprofessional teams of four and assigned a local volunteer family or individual; their first “patient.” The students make four home visits to learn about the family’s health and in…