David Eckhardt, MS, PA-C
Director of Simulation - Physician Assistant Program
Rocky Vista University
David Eckhardt, MS, PA-C Professor Eckhardt is currently the Director of Simulation for the PA Program on the RVU Colorado campus. He is the Course Director for Interprofessional Education and Normal Human Development, and oversees the implementation of the PA OSCE exams. He has been in PA education for 12 years. Internationally he serves as the Co-Chair for the Education Committee of the International Pediatric Simulation Society. Professor Eckhardt received his Master of Science and PA certificate from the University of Colorado Child Health Associate Program.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Comparison of Interprofessional Core Competency Attainment Between Groups Experiencing Didactic or Simulated Capstone Experience
Preparing students to work in complex healthcare environments calls for educational innovations to prepare for a collaborative workforce. In educational settings, health profession students are expected to learn from each other through interprofessional education (IPE) initiatives. To provide this education, agencies like the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC), recommend including outcome-based goals to assess the learner on attaining interprofessional competencies established for collaborative practice. One teaching strategy incorporates the element of outcome-based goals using…