Jenifer Van Deusen, MEd
Clinical Faculty, Interprofessional Education Coordinator
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
As Clinical Faculty in the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNE COM) Jenifer Van Deusen, M.Ed. focuses on curriculum development in interprofessional education and substance use disorder. Jen began her career in medical education in 2008 as the Education/Accreditation Specialist at Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency where she earned an STFM Faculty Enhancement Award to study with the authors of "Educating Physicians: A Call for Reform in Medical School and Residency." Inspired by this transformational blueprint, Jen accepted the position of Director of Curriculum at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNE COM) in 2012, which morphed into her current role. As the PI/PD for a SAMHSA Grant, Jen works interprofessionally within UNE on addiction education for health profession students. Jen is also the Executive Director of the national Coalition for Physician Education in Substance Use Disorders (COPE). She holds a B.S. in Education from Lesley University and an M.Ed. in Educational Administration from the University of Southern Maine.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Medical school accrediting bodies require longitudinal Interprofessional education. However, during the clinical years it may be assumed that interactions with other professions on the floors provide rising physicians and other health professions trainees with sufficient exposure to team-based practice. The development of formal clinical education curriculum tailored to individual sites supports all trainees in learning with, from and about each other and builds the foundation for better long term outcomes. This Lightning Talk will provide participants with ideas on how to design curricula…