Sharla King, PhD
Health Sciences Education and Research Commons, University of Alberta

Dr. Sharla King is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Program Director for the Master of Education in Health Sciences Education program at the University of Alberta. Dr. King serves as the Director of the Health Sciences Education and Research Commons (HSERC). HSERC, a shared educational resource across all health science faculties at the UAlberta, provides leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of interprofessional education and services for simulation-based education (single discipline and interprofessional). Dr. King has worked in the area of interprofessional education and research for over 17 years. Her research interests relate to interprofessional education (pre-licensure and post-graduate), blended learning, and simulation education. She is currently serving as the Board Chair, Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Shared understanding of interprofessional collaboration (IPC) skills can bridge education and practice and build collaborative workplace culture (Bainbridge and Regher, 2015). Unfortunately, IPC ‘is not a tradition for many disciplines and organizations in the health system.’ and ‘for many collaboration must be taught and rehearsed’ (Bainbridge and Regher, 2015, pg 52). Although interprofessional education (IPE) has been integrated into accreditation requirements for many health science programs (AIPHE, 2010), the intentional integration into contextually authentic settings is largely…