Marshall Wallace, BS
Medical Student
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
My name is Marshall Wallace, I'm currently a medical student at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. During my first two years at Vanderbilt, I was fortunate enough to take part in the Vanderbilt Program for Interprofessional Learning, where I had the opportunity to learn more about the importance of interprofessional collaboration in modern healthcare. I am currently interested in the fields of General Surgery and Emergency Medicine, either of which will provide innumerable opportunities to collaborate in interprofessional teams in order to provide high quality care to the patients I will eventually help care for.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Patients with respiratory infections frequently present to walk-in clinics and receive precautionary antibiotic prescriptions for illnesses that may actually be viral in origin. Antibiotic overuse and misuse is a recognized problem in the healthcare system, with unnecessary and nonadherent antibiotic use contributing to antibiotic resistance. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a delayed antibiotic prescribing tool, which may decrease inappropriate antibiotic use when incorporated into clinical practice. Additionally, patient education and behavioral…