Stepping Out of Our "Lanes" and Reimagining Interprofessional Education


Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm



Header for upcoming course, titled, "Stepping Out of Our "Lanes" and Reimagining Interprofessional Education" featuring the headshots of the speakers.

COVID-19 has amplified the social, economic, and health inequities in the U.S. that were already present prior to the global pandemic. As a result, gaps in our health care system are further widened, and individuals and communities are suffering. Traditionally, training health care providers consisted of anatomy, chemistry, biology and other life sciences to build the foundation for providing health care. More recently, and laid bare by this pandemic, training health care providers necessitates a person-centered as well as a population health approach. Social determinants of health are critical to better patient health, and it is the responsibility of all health care workers to work interprofessionally on integrated clinical care. We must think “out of the box” and step out of our “lanes” in order to meet our patients’ needs. Health professional programs not only prepare the next generation of clinicians but also treat the underserved populations severely impacted by these social factors. In this webinar, the first of a four-part series, the Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health (CIPCOH) will host a panel of speakers who will discuss the reimagination of interprofessional education in today’s context. 

Learning objectives

At the end of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify and share promising interprofessional education curricula 
  • Discuss how several predoctoral health professional training programs are adapting their curricula during the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Explain how topics such as social justice and social determinants of health are integral to predoctoral health professional training 
  • Discuss the role that interprofessional education has on person-centered care and population health 

Speakers and Moderator: 

Candice Chen, MD, MPH
Chair, Beyond Flexner Alliance Board of Directors
Associate Professor, Milken Institute School of Public Health George Washington University 

Cherae Farmer-Dixon, DDS, MSPH 
Dean and Professor
Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry 

Stephen Persell, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Director, Center for Primary Care Innovation, Institute for Public Health and Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Medical Director of Quality, Northwestern Medical Group, Northwestern Medicine 

Tien Jiang, DMD, MEd (Moderator)
Co-Investigator, Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health
Instructor, Harvard School of Dental Medicine 

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