Alan Forstater, MD, FACEP
Clinical Associate Professor; TeamSAFE Faculty Co-Lead
Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Dr. Forstater is board certified in emergency medicine and internal medicine, having practiced emergency medicine for over 40 years. He is clinical associate professor in Emergency Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University where he practices emergency medicine and teaches communication skills and team training for over 10 years to students and staff at the University. He is a Master Trainer in TeamSTEPPS® and has received awards for his patient care and his teaching, including the James B. Erdmann PhD, Award for Excellence in Interprofessional Education at Jefferson and the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Learning objectives: Compare and contrast facilitation of interprofessional versus uniprofessional learners Examine how your biases influence your interprofessional facilitation skills. Practice facilitation skills for application in a variety of settings, including didactic and simulation. Discussion of how we will address the summit theme (Innovations in IPE in the classroom) and subtheme (faculty development): Strong facilitation skills are an essential component of an educator’s toolbox. Many healthcare professionals do not receive formal training on facilitating student learning.…
Each year, over 1000 students from multiple professions undergo Team Safety and Fearlessness Education (TeamSAFE) training through Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. Based on TeamSTEPPS, TeamSAFE focuses on teaching and practicing interprofessional teamwork skills with the goal of addressing the quadruple aim: improved patient safety, improved patient and provider experience, and subsequently, reduced costs. Because of the global pandemic, these previously live sessions were transitioned to the virtual environment for the 2020-2021 academic year. We will describe…