Anna Nguyen, SPT
University of Michigan-Flint
Anna is a first-generation high school and college graduate from Holland, Michigan. She graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. in Kinesiology and a Minor in Health Promotion. Currently, she is in her first year of physical therapy school at the University of Michigan-Flint. Anna’s hope is to further bridge the gap between race, disability, and gender – as well as to further feed her curiosity through meaningful opportunities in research, clinical experiences, and inside the classrooms. Learning about interprofessional concepts and practices has brought Anna one step closer to being the clinician she wants to be.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

BackgroundHealthcare educators are challenged with preparing students for a multidisciplinary team environment. Integrating interprofessional socialization and dual professional identity within healthcare curricula are important for developing the next generation of medical providers. Health Professions Accreditors Collaborative suggests that interprofessional socialization and dual professional identity are essential components for clinical practice success. Interprofessional socialization is a general process, describing how an individual becomes a contributing member within a professional…
Background: Students in healthcare programs who perform research alongside faculty, create the identity of a Student Health Professional Research Assistant (SHPRA). Experiences between the SHPRA and their mentor are authentic, developing interprofessional socialization and dual identity formation by demonstrating the expected knowledge, behaviors, and skills that are integrated in their respective profession. Both students and faculty gain the value of intrinsic growth and professional development through interprofessional socialization and dual identity formation.Purpose: The purpose of this…