Mark Fitzgerald, DDS, MS
Associate Dean for Community-Based Collaborative Care & Education, Associate Professor of Dentistry
University of Michigan
Mark Fitzgerald is an Associate Professor and is currently Associate Dean for Community-Based Collaborative Care and Education (CBCE). He is responsible for a community-based externship program providing 4th year students 8 to 12 weeks of dental practice experience in 18 community-based clinics serving underserved populations across the state of Michigan. He also serves as the lead IPE faculty at the UMSOD, is a member of the U of M IPE Center Executive Committee and co-chair of the U of M campus-wide IPE Curriculum Workgroup.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Learning Objectives: The learner will... Understand details of a specific model for implementation of a patient advisor-centered framework for student IPE learning and evaluation Evaluate the value-added of authentic patient-advisor engagement in IPE learning for students, academic institutions and patients as well as potential barriers Apply this model of patient engagement in IPE to individual systems and settings and leave the session with a beginning plan of next steps for application of this model in their setting/community   Seminar description Existing literature describing…
Background Previous IPE interventions have been limited to one-time/short-term experiences due to the feasibility of planning and cost-effectiveness. Few reports on introductory experiential learning exist leaving questions on the best format and outcome measures; hence, LIFE was developed. LIFE is a virtual longitudinal experiential approach to prepare early learners outside of the classroom with a foundation of the socioecological model(SEM) and social determinants of health(SDH). Learners collaboratively explored the impact of the patient/family’s interface with the health-system and…