Heather Thompson Buum, MD
University of Minnesota
Dr. Heather Thompson Buum is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. She is board certified in General Internal Medicine and has been practicing both inpatient and outpatient medicine for 16 years. Her current academic roles include Human Health and Disease course director, small group facilitator for Essentials of Clinical Medicine, and Internal Medicine lead for IMPACT (Interprofessional Minnesota Primary Care Team). She supervises Internal Medicine residents in Continuity Clinic as well as on the inpatient teaching service. Current areas of research interest include curriculum development to include interactive learning, mentoring in academic medicine, and improving primary care training. In 2019, Dr. Heather Thompson Buum also published two books on the subject of doctor as patient and how it changes one's approach to both patient care and teaching. She recently received the Academic Health Center's Fellowship in Active Learning Classrooms to transform her second year medical school course to better fit with the new Health Sciences Education Center opening in 2020, and hopes to include interprofessional learning opportunities within this curriculum redesign.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Workshop Description: Interprofessional teamwork is a critical component of high quality and safe medical care (IOM, 2004; CLER, 2017), yet many graduate and post-graduate training programs struggle to incorporate interprofessional didactic experiences that specifically build team skills. Presenters will share their experience and outcomes over the past 5 years at the University of Minnesota in designing and implementing a required interprofessional workshop for trainees in pediatrics, medicine, family medicine, pharmacy, and nurse practitioner programs designed to help prepare a patient-…