Sharon Pelekanos, MHS, PA-C
University of South Alabama Physician Assistant Studies

Sharon Pelekanos, MHS, PA-C is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of South Alabama. She has over 11 years of experience as a PA in Neurosurgery and transitioned to didactic faculty in 2016. As Course Director, she has extensive experience with the use of online and classroom technology to enhance student engagement. She has actively pursued interprofessional projects and team based learning for her students. She collaborates with faculty from multiple disciplines to broaden the students’ understanding of the healthcare team. She is an active Board Member at Large in her state society for PAs.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Workshop Description:To create a collaborative practice-ready labor force, academia must facilitate student learning and assimilation of the knowledge, skills, and behaviors needed to function effectively in interprofessional team-based care models. However, organizing interprofessional education (IPE) experiences is a complex endeavor. Further, both IPE and patient-centered care (PCC) competencies are addressed conceptually in health care education but are not necessarily illuminated in general clinical training experiences. Thus, we created the CoNCERT Model with two objectives: 1) To…