Heather Billings, PhD
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Heather Billings PhD, Assistant Professor of Medical Education, Associate Director of Faculty Development, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, and Adminsitrative Lead for Team Science Education, Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CTSA), Mayo Clinic, Rochester. MN. In these roles I work closely with medical educators, biomedial scientists, and learners across the continuum of biomedial research and practice.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Background: The goal of interprofessional education (IPE) is to prepare learners for interprofessional practice. For biomedical science graduate students, this includes collaborative and multidisciplinary discovery, research, and dissemination. While there are many studies of IPE in the traditional healthcare setting, literature, resources and IPE communities of practice are limited within a biomedical science graduate school setting. Design: We assessed the current state of interprofessionalism and perceived value of IPE opportunities in the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical…
resources across five schools within the College of Medicine and Science at our institution. Multiple gap analyses have been performed showing a need for explicit IPE training and activities for learners and faculty at our institution. With 4000+ faculty teaching and assessing and 3500+ learners from post-baccalaureate to post-doctoral programs, the diversity of learning environments, curriculum design, learner outcomes, and expectations is complex. This largesse poses immense challenges and generates significant competing demands on a finite number of organizational resources including…