Oralia Bazaldua, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCACP
Professor, Dept. of Family & Community Medicine
UT Health San Antonio
Oralia Bazaldua, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCACP is Professor at UT Health San Antonio in the Department of Family & Community Medicine. She obtained her degree from the University of Oklahoma and a specialty residency in primary care from the University of Colorado and Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Bazaldua has expertise in "Health Literacy and Medication Use" and has presented extensively on this topic. Her mission is to collaborate and lead the improvement of appropriate medication use in ambulatory care settings. She is also a co-founder of The San Antonio Health Literacy Initiative & has been actively involved since it’s inception.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Effective communication with patients and other health professionals is paramount. Unfortunately, today’s students remain under-trained in health literacy communication. The importance of health literacy, combined with increasing accreditation expectations for interprofessional communication, affords a rich opportunity for interprofessional education (IPE). As a critical skill, health literacy IPE also provides an opportunity to assess advanced learning outcomes.We developed an interprofessional Objective Structured Clinical Examination (iOSCE) using standardized patients (SPs) and piloted it…