Marisa Vaskalis is the Director of Interprofessional Education at Campbell University. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Malone University. She has served as Curriculum Coordinator at the Commonwealth Medical College (now Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine) and most recently as the Medical Education Specialist for the Campbell University Physician Assistant Program. Her work at Campbell involves coordinating IPE events, developing new IPE initiatives, managing assessment for IPE programming, and collaborating with students, faculty, and staff from the different Campbell health sciences programs to create effective IPE experiences. Her interests include IPE, assessment, literature, and writing.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
A Description of an Office of Interprofessional Education for Nine Health Science Programs in a Rural Health Setting
Campbell University has prioritized IPE by creating a dedicated IPE office with its own resources, staff, and budget. The eight colleges of Campbell University include The College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and the Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine. The College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences consists of eight health sciences programs: Athletic Training, Clinical Research, Nursing, Pharmacy Practice, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Public Health. All of the Health Science programs listed above are located on the Campbell Health…
IPE Leadership Certificate Development at Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS)
Background: The IPE Leadership Certification program presents students the opportunity to earn recognition for demonstrating commitment to interprofessional collaboration. Students who pursue certification consistently go above and beyond typical IPE requirements: they participate in developing new initiatives, take on leadership positions, and promote IPE principles to their communities. After graduation, these students will enter communities as leaders in their profession who will advance the movement of interprofessional collaborative practice, prepared for an ever-changing healthcare…