Caroline McGowan, BS, MD Candidate
Medical Student
University of Michigan Medical School
Caroline McGowan graduated with a BS in neuroscience from University of Notre Dame in 2019. She spent one year as an English teacher in Chennai, India and one year working in maternal fetal medicine research before coming to University of Michigan Medical School. Her interests include interprofessional education, disability health and advocacy, and quality improvement. She is the medical school’s representative on the Interprofessional Student Advisory Committee at Michigan Medicine.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

BackgroundResearch has consistently shown that interprofessional education (IPE) improves patient-centered care, hence the way it is taught to students is pivotal. Previous studies evaluating an interprofessional teaching approach have proven to be effective in increasing interest in the topic. However, most of these studies involved only physicians and physical therapists. To our knowledge, no studies have examined other health professions teaching medical students. Therefore, a group of learners and staff set out to allow health professionals to teach medical students. MethodsA cross-…