Honors Research Assistant
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Piscataway, NJ
Ethan A Lim, Pharm.D. Candidate 2024 Ethan is currently an Honors College student in the School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University in his second professional year. As an honors research student, he has been working with Dr. Mary Wagner to revamp the Project Healthy Bones program to provide better education on and prevention of osteoporosis and falls in the elderly. Ethan co-wrote an interprofessional Rutgers Day presentation raising awareness on osteoporosis. At Rutgers, he is actively involved in several organizations: member of the Admissions/Recruitment Board for the pharmacy school, co-chair of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA), and ambassador for the Honors College.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Transforming Interprofessional Education: Development of an Innovative, Immersive Program for Osteoporosis/Fall Risk Screening
DescriptionA vital component of delivering collaborative interprofessional care is understanding each profession's roles and expertise. A total of 119 students from physical therapy, pharmacy, and nursing programs participated in a 3-day hybrid interprofessional (IPE) event, where students virtually trained each other to screen community members in-person for osteoporosis/fall risk. The value of this IPE was it advanced the educational experience beyond traditional learning by allowing students to apply knowledge and engage in real-life client situations. Thus, the virtual nature of this IPE…