Jennifer Mandal, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of California San Francisco
Jennifer Mandal is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. In addition to her clinical practice in rheumatology, she serves as a School of Medicine Faculty Lead for the UCSF Program in Interprofessional Practice and Education (PIPE), and the Co-Director of the UCSF Interprofessional Standardized Patient Exercise. Her areas of research include teaching and assessment of interprofessional communication skills, feedback among inteprofessional teams, and promoting student engagement in curriculum development.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Simulation and standardized patients (SPs) provide valuable opportunities to improve interprofessional collaboration skills by allowing trainees to engage in authentic clinical settings, tasks, and roles. Since 2009, UCSF has conducted an annual Interprofessional Standardized Patient Exercise (ISPE). Each year, more than 500 learners from seven health professional schools (Chaplaincy, Dentistry, Dietetics, Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Physical Therapy) work in teams to evaluate a SP with multiple chronic conditions, develop a care plan, and debrief the experience. Prior to 2020, the ISPE…