Maria Wamsley, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of California San Francisco
Dr. Wamsley is a Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. She is the Director for the Program for Interprofessional Practice and Education which is charged with the development and oversight of interprofessional curricula for learners at UCSF; fostering faculty and staff to lead, teach, and develop interprofessional practice and education; and collaborating with other institutions on research in interprofessional education. She is a member of the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators. Her areas of research include teaching and assessment of interprofessional collaboration skills, the impact of longitudinal integrated clerkships on professional identity formation and faculty development.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Learning Objectives: By the end of the seminar, participants should: Discuss the benefits and challenges to implementing an interprofessional teaching observation and feedback program. Observe an interprofessional teaching encounter and deliver effective feedback to a colleague. Discuss best practices for peer observation and feedback of interprofessional teaching. Formulate a plan to implement a peer observation and feedback program for interprofessional teaching at their home institution.   Seminar Description: To prepare health professions learners with the knowledge and skills…
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…