Nicholas Owens, PharmD, BCACP, BCPS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy & Coordinator, Cooper Ambulatory Care & Cooper Rowan Clinic
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences
Nicholas (Nick) Owens is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences. Nick also serves as Coordinator of Cooper Ambulatory Care and Cooper Rowan Clinic (CRC). Nick is a champion of interprofessional education and practice precepting/mentoring professional students at CRC, an interprofessional student run clinic serving the underserved community of Camden, New Jersey in collaboration with Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. Additionally, Nick has precepted learners during an interprofessional, international medical mission. In the classroom, Nick teaches a variety of clinical practice skills, including evidence-based medicine and drug/health resources.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Diving Deep to Swim Upstream: Integrating Social Determinants of Health into Virtual Interprofessional Education
The majority of health outcomes are due to factors such as housing, income, poverty, and racism, referred to as social determinants of health (SDOH). Virtual interprofessional education (V-IPE) student experiences are time-constrained, with most focusing on objective criteria and evidence-based practice (known as an “etic” approach), while not teaching an “emic,” patient-centered approach of understanding health issues from the patient’s perspective. Aims include: 1. Integrate SDOH into a V-IPE case to incorporate population health variables for a patient-centered, holistic experience. 2. Use…
Interprofessional education is required by many healthcare professional program accreditation standards. Many independent institutions with limited healthcare programs and those not affiliated with a medical center are often challenged with meeting IPE accreditation requirements. Some of the challenges encountered developing and planning interprofessional experiences include identifying collaborators, determining the healthcare professions and level of studies, agreeing on common learning outcomes and logistics such as date, space, learning management systems. The goal of this seminar is to…