Kelly Lockeman, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Kelly Lockeman, PhD, is an associate professor in the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University and director of evaluation and assessment for the VCU Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care. She is on the advisory board for the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC), where she helped to develop and coordinate a national faculty mentoring program that pairs early career professionals with experienced interprofessional mentors. She is engaged in several multi-institutional collaborative research projects aimed at understanding process and measuring outcomes of interprofessional education.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Although interprofessional education (IPE) is seen as a prerequisite to collaborative practice that improves health outcomes (World Health Organization, 2010), best practices regarding development, implementation, and assessment of IPE remain elusive. This uncertainty is due, in part, to inconsistencies in reporting within the IPE literature. Determining the effectiveness of a social or behavioral intervention like IPE requires reproducibility, replicability and generalizability of findings (National Science Foundation, 2015). Systematic reviews of the IPE literature have noted limited…
Bridging the Transition from Learner to Practitioner: Unpacking Interactions Among Student Teams in Practice-Based IPE Settings
Background. In many healthcare settings, teams change composition regularly, so healthcare students must be trained to function effectively in dynamic teams before entering the workforce. At our institution, learners from various health professions participate in varied scheduled clinics in low-income housing communities for older adults. While this is a longitudinal IPE experience for learners, program schedules vary so team composition is dynamic. These dynamic student teams meet with clients for care coordination, health and wellness assessments, and assistance in setting and achieving…