Allison Williams, MSPAS, PA-C
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Vice Chair, Associate Program Director of the Physician Assistant Department
Samson College of Health Sciences, University of the Sciences
Allison Williams is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Academic Education for the Graduate PA Program at the University of the Sciences. Allison’s clinical background includes Emergency Medicine and Addiction Medicine. Allison has experience with implementing didactic IPE curricula, as well as experience in planning and facilitating IPE events. This includes representing the PA department on several IPE teams at the University of the Sciences and Temple University. She has facilitated IPE events for several professions covering topics of team communication, pandemic preparedness medicine, patient safety, team roles and responsibilities, LGBTQ+ healthcare, and substance use disorder.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Diving Deep to Swim Upstream: Integrating Social Determinants of Health into Virtual Interprofessional Education
The majority of health outcomes are due to factors such as housing, income, poverty, and racism, referred to as social determinants of health (SDOH). Virtual interprofessional education (V-IPE) student experiences are time-constrained, with most focusing on objective criteria and evidence-based practice (known as an “etic” approach), while not teaching an “emic,” patient-centered approach of understanding health issues from the patient’s perspective. Aims include: 1. Integrate SDOH into a V-IPE case to incorporate population health variables for a patient-centered, holistic experience. 2. Use…
Interprofessional education is required by many healthcare professional program accreditation standards. Many independent institutions with limited healthcare programs and those not affiliated with a medical center are often challenged with meeting IPE accreditation requirements. Some of the challenges encountered developing and planning interprofessional experiences include identifying collaborators, determining the healthcare professions and level of studies, agreeing on common learning outcomes and logistics such as date, space, learning management systems. The goal of this seminar is to…