University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine
Cassie Jackson is an University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine student with a passion for inter-professional education. She has been a lead person in a multi-institutional international survey-based research project whose goal is to determine the best time to establish IPE in healthcare education and to identify confounding factors. Cassie's international research team includes 20 collaborators from nine North American and European countries. Data obtained during the project has allowed for the optimal design of the IPE curriculum at the University of South Dakota.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Medical schools are beginning to implement courses in Inter-Professional Education (IPE) to better prepare students for the inter-professional team-based patient care model which is becoming the standard of practice in many healthcare facilities. Traditionally, course design processes include a needs assessment, identifying pre-requisites, developing content, teaching method, sequence of educational events, creating an assessment instrument, measuring outcomes, and transfer of knowledge and skills to patient care. Since IPE involves students from various specialties teaching each other and…