Meghan Wendland, DDS, MPH
Public Health Dentist / Assistant Professor
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry
Meghan Wendland, D.D.S., M.P.H. is a public health dentist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dental Public Health and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health at A.T. Still University College of Graduate Health Studies. Dr. Wendland is a diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health and serves on the Council on Educational Affairs for the American Association of Public Health Dentistry. Her research interests include medical-dental integration, interprofessional education and practice, and health equity.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
The University of Missouri-Kansas City Longitudinal Interprofessional Practice and Education Curriculum: A Four-Year Immersive Experience
The four-year interprofessional education (IPE) curriculum at the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) Health Professions programs for the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy will be described. Our innovative curriculum incorporates case- and team-based learning, simulation and includes over 500 learners each year from eight professional programs. Students are assigned to interprofessional teams at the beginning of the curriculum and remain on this team for subsequent activities. All teams include two BSN, DDS, MD and PharmD students and smaller numbers of PA, DH,…