Susan White, MD
Program Director, Physician Assistant Program
Boston University School of Medicine
Susan White MD, FACOG is a generalist obstetrician–gynecologist with 20 years’ experience. Now at Boston Medical Center and an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, she’s been involved in Physician Assistant education since 2007. As director of the PA Program at Boston University School of Medicine and the founding Director of Didactic Education, she implemented a model combining PA and medical students in the Disease and Therapy course which is a year long systems based integrated course in pathophysiology, microbiology, pathology and pharmacology, making BU one of two PA programs to combine students. She developed an interactive curriculum on social determinants of health and served on a BUSM/Northeastern University planning committee for interprofessional activities.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Societal focus on personal responsibility for obesity has been shown to contribute to negative attitudes about people with obesity among healthcare providers and internalized weight bias among patients. Consequences of weight stigma include social isolation, stress, negative health behaviors and less frequent medical care. An interprofessional approach is needed to address the complexity of obesity in a way that decreases stigma and promotes physical and emotional wellbeing. The Boston University Community Health Alliance of Medical Professionals (BU CHAMPs) is an education and practice-based…
To effectively support and optimize interprofessional practice and education, interprofessional faculty and clinical providers need to be purposeful in both the design of the curriculum and clinical learning environment. Design should be longitudinal, rooted in IPEC competencies, inclusive to all disciplines participating and centered on the needs of those served in the clinical environment. Boston University Community Health Alliance of Medical Professionals (BU CHAMPs) was created with funding from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA T0BHP30021) in 2016 to address siloed…