Jesslyn Hendrickson, MS
Medical Student
Medical College of Wisconsin
Jesslyn Hendrickson is a rising third year medical student at the Medical College of Wisconsin - Central Wisconsin campus. She has always had a strong interest in interprofessional education and team learning, being a human anatomy and dissection professor working with physicians before medical school. She hopes to incorporate aspects of this research into her future community-based family medicine practice.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Social workers are integral healthcare team members and are often overlooked for interprofessional education (IPE) with medical students. At the time of project development, the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) did not offer a medicine/social work (SW) IPE. An interdisciplinary team including 1 SW professor, 1 SW student, and 6 MCW students identified this as an area for curricular improvement. Our team conducted a needs assessment by interviewing various stakeholders (n=48). From these interviews, we learned that students would prefer a human-centered approach to IPEs where they could get…