Kelsey Dods, BS, DDS Candidate
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Kelsey graduated with a BS Human Biology from Michigan State University with minors in Cognitive Science and Health Promotion. Kelsey has spent her last three years working on a dental pocketbook to be used by other health professionals in clinics that lack dental care. She is now a fourth year dental student at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Her research interests include IPE, dental education designed towards other health specialties, and pediatric dentistry. She is currently Research and Collaboration Co-Chair of the Interprofessional Student Advisory Committee for all of the health science programs at the University of Michigan.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

BackgroundResearch has consistently shown that interprofessional education (IPE) improves patient-centered care and outcomes. Specifically, newer research has identified that student leadership in IPE leads to improved participation among peers, thus leading to improved IPE overall. Peer teaching described within medicine and nursing has had positive effects for both the learner and the teacher, but these studies were uni-professionally and did not examine this within an interprofessional context. The authors aimed to describe a student-developed IPE curriculum where health professional…