Karyn Sullivan, PharmD, MPH, RPh
Assistant Dean of Interprofessional Education & Professor of Pharmacy Practice
MCPHS University
Karyn Sullivan is Assistant Dean of Interprofessional Education and Professor of Pharmacy Practice for MCPHS University School of Pharmacy – Worcester, MA/Manchester, NH. After completing her postgraduate residency program at Hartford Hospital, Karyn worked in hospital pharmacy for 10 years before joining MCPHS. She teaches a variety of classes focusing on medication safety and interprofessional education. Karyn’s practice site is Saint Vincent Hospital where she precepts students and is responsible for Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee activities and adverse drug event reporting. She also co-precepts a two-year postgraduate fellowship program in medication safety, quality, and informatics.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background: Our client population is becoming increasingly diverse. Cultural competence is an important skill set for health care providers to serve this diverse client population, improve healthcare outcomes and engage in collaborative work with colleagues. Interprofessional education (IPE) activities for healthcare students provide a vehicle to develop and enhance cultural competence. In this study, we sought to investigate the effect of university-wide interprofessional activities on cultural competence among students from four health care programs and explore student characteristics.…