Dawn DeWitt, MD, MSc, MACP, FRACP, FRCP-London, CMedEd
Professor and Senior Associate Dean, Director, Collaboration for Interprofessional Health Education
Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Professor Dawn DeWitt MD, MSc, CMedEd, MACP, FRACP, FRCP-London, is a Senior Associate Dean and Year 4 (MD Program) Director at the Washington State Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. She has held medical education leadership roles for over 25 years in three countries. She trained at Harvard and at the University of Washington (UW). While on faculty at UW she led innovations in curriculum, distance education and rural faculty development. She is an American College of Physicians Master, Wellness Champion and co-author of the best-selling “Teaching in Your Office.” Her Melbourne Medical School team garnered innovation awards for Australia’s first interprofessional teaching clinic. Currently, she leads the newly-founded Washington State College of Medicine CIPHERS (Collaboration for InterProfessional Health Education Research & Scholarship), is PI on a $1.9M HRSA IP-education grant, Co-I on a SAMHSA IPE grant, and the 2022 recipient of the WSU College of Medicine Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship award.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Tried and Tested: Strategies to Implement Virtual Synchronous Interprofessional Education Sessions Using Standardized Patients
The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically changed the landscape for interprofessional education (IPE) opportunities for health professions students. Like numerous other academic institutions, our team of IPE researchers had to adapt IPE offerings to accommodate an online learning environment. During this workshop, we will share lessons learned on how to manage logistics, create clear instructions, and encourage participation from all learners to institute a streamlined virtual learning experience for students, facilitators, and standardized patients (SPs). We will describe how we re-designed…