Thomas Konrad, PhD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Konrad conducts health and eldercare workforce research as a sociologist directing and evaluating long-term care workforce improvement programs with Federal (CMS CMP; PHCAST, HRSA) and private sponsors (RWJF). Since 2015, he has been Co-Principal Investigator at Abt Associates of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Evaluation, a USDHHS program. He currently works with coinvestigators and evaluators at Duke and UNC on a variety of healthcare workforce projects.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Background: Clinical environments require providers to work within interprofessional teams to provide and improve clinical care. Future health care providers need to understand interprofessional (IPE) teamwork and quality improvement (QI), which are requirements of accreditation [1,2]. Clinical preceptors help students to implement clinically what they have learned in the classroom [3]. Preceptors utilize knowledge and educational strategies [4] in IPE [5] and QI [6] to guide their students’ clinical experiences. To address the need, the faculty aimed to: 1.) create and deliver a formal…