Caroline Abercrombie, MD
Director of Community Engagement, Interprofessional Education Program
East Tennessee State University, College of Medicine
Dr. Abercrombie serves as Director of Community Engagement for Interprofessional Education and is an Associate Professor at ETSU Quillen College of Medicine where she serves as Senior Director of Experiential Learning and OSCE Director. She has overseen integration of technology into the anatomy laboratory and adoption of the soft embalmed teaching model for procedural and surgical training. Working with the Office of CME, she develops interactive Educational Conferences and Skills Workshops to provide engaging continuing education opportunities. She was the recipient of the 2017 Mobley Excellence in Innovation Award for her efforts in education.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

In this lightning talk, presenters will describe an innovative, meta-teaching approach for training faculty to provide team-based learning experiences to interprofessional groups of health professions students. Faculty development programs have been found to positively change attitudes toward teaching and to facilitate the development of knowledge and skills in teaching methods according to medical educator participant reports (Steinert et al., 2006). However, to date, there are no established guidelines for preparing faculty to teach interprofessional groups of students. Program developers…
Background Remote Area Medical® (RAM) is a non-profit providing free healthcare services to underserved areas, including rural Appalachia. RAM has collaborated with ETSU to provide patient services and learning opportunities for student volunteers at an annual clinic. Student teams consisted of undergraduate and graduate students with backgrounds in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, speech pathology, and others. The impact on students' attitudes through participation at the event has been followed for two years and the student impact on patient care has been collated for four years. Strategy To…