Amy Akerman, MPAS, PA-C
Assistant Director CU Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Amy Akerman, MPAS, PA-C, is an assistant professor with the Department of Pediatrics, Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant Program at the University of Colorado. She also serves as an Assistant Director for the CU Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (CU CIPE) at the Anschutz Medical Campus. She is currently a member of the IPEC Core Competencies Revisioning Working Group and is the director for CHAPA’s Foundations in Prevention, Advocacy and Professional Practice courses.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The importance of interprofessional education in ethics and health equity has become increasingly relevant as caring for patients becomes more complex and often involves care across professions and specialties. Rarely as healthcare professionals do we make decisions in isolation. Developing a shared framework for approaching ethical and health equity issues across professions is critical to prepare the next generation of health professionals and address the complex health care issues of society. The University of Colorado’s Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (CUCIPE) prepares…