Karen Marcdante, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Medical College of Wisconsin
Karen Marcdante, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, is an experienced physician, medical educator, educational administrator and executive coach at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She has over 30 years of experience with learners, providing numerous educational and faculty development presentations and publications. After learning about mattering and reflecting on the learning environment and her work, she realizes just how important mattering is to learners and faculty, especially those going through change and transitions.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Mattering describes when an individual both adds value and feels valued. Mattering is an important contributor to the psychological well-being of individuals and has been found to be associated with lower self-reported burnout in clinicians. Our research demonstrates that positive interprofessional interactions foster mattering for medical and nursing students, as well as practicing clinicians. This talk will introduce the psychological construct of mattering and provide insights into the importance of interprofessional learning and practice in creating cultures of mattering in academic…