Joel Roberts, MD
Assistant Program Director of MSBS, Assistant Professor of Physiology
Rocky Vista University
Joel Roberts earned a BS in Biochemistry prior to teaching outdoor education in the Santa Cruz Mountains. He earned his MD from the University of Colorado prior to joining the RVU team. He teaches physiology and IPE, with roles in the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences program, Physician Assistant Program, and College of Osteopathic Medicine. Research and academic interests include learning assessment, content integration, simulation, serious games, and integration of gaming mechanics into the classroom. When he is not teaching his wonderful students, he enjoys spending time with his family and reading about philosophy of science and religion.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

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…