Erica Chou, MD
Assistant Professor
Medical College of Wisconsin
Erica is a pediatric hospitalist at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Director of Medical School Interprofessional Education. She is a faculty member of the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education, focusing on IPE in the curriculum. She is also a member of AIHC- Program Committee, Student Engagement Workgroup.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

BackgroundThe COVID-19 pandemic was a disruption that forced adaptation and innovation in interprofessional education. Conducting IPE virtually required additional planning and thought on ways to facilitate student interaction. The pandemic also impacted students’ individual experiences with health and healthcare, which needed to be shared and leveraged through IPE. As such, we developed a 2-hour IPE session which included students from medicine, nursing, and public health. Student groups were tasked with designing a COVID-19 vaccine clinic, focusing on the roles and responsibilities needed…
Learning Objectives Describe challenges to student engagement and interaction with virtual interprofessional education Explore ways that utilizing software programs including Allo, Padlet and Google Slides/Forms can address these challenges Identify how these programs can be used to enhance participants’ own virtual IPE curricula The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated a shift of interprofessional education to virtual platforms. Zoom, Microsoft Teams, WebEx and other platforms allowed for synchronous coexistence, however, did not inherently promote communication, interaction, or…
As interprofessional education shifted to virtual platforms this past year, challenges of engaging students and encouraging cross-role collaboration arose. Student input was sought out to guide the development of an activity that would serve as the cumulation of a four-session interprofessional education core thread. Adapting a model of faculty and student curriculum co-design, we created a timely problem-based learning activity that was relevant to all health professions: students would be tasked with creating a COVID-19 vaccination clinic proposal. Small groups of medical, nursing,…