Jessica Thayer, MD
West Virginia University
Jessica Thayer, MD is a chief resident in the Internal Medicine Department at WVU School of Medicine. She recently graduated from an Internal Medicine residency at West Virginia School of Medicine and was the program's first rural health scholar. She was awarded an Innovation Grant through the Department of Medicine during her third year of residency which examined the use of telemedicine as a tool to increase healthcare access for rural and underserved patients in West Virginia. Her other research interests include resident education and multidisciplinary approaches to clinical medicine. When not at work, she enjoys going on adventures with her husband and two year old son and spending time catching up on her ever growing reading list.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine has become a powerful tool in maintaining patient access to healthcare without the increased risks of an in-person visit. In order to prepare health care learners to this new type of patient encounter, an interprofessional educational opportunity was created using a model of an "IPE Huddle" and participation in a telemedicine based transitions of care clinic with focus on improved post-hospitalization outcomes. Teams of learners meet monthly for an "IPE Huddle" on-site at the University Health System's Transition of Care Clinic. During…
Objectives(1) Describe an interprofessional clinical practice experience in the transitions of care clinic setting (2) Discuss the outcomes from a clinical interprofessional experienceMethodology Interprofessional faculty members from dentistry, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, and physician assistant programs took part in an innovation challenge to create an interprofessional clinical practice activity from an existing simulation experience. Students from these disciplines had been participating in the InterDisciplinary Education Apartment Simulation (…