Kimberly Patton, OD, MS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Optometry
The Ohio State University College of Optometry
Kimberly Patton, OD, MS, FAAO, joined The Ohio State Optometry College of Optometry faculty in 2020 as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Optometry. In her role, she serves as the Interprofessional Education Faculty Champion for the College of Optometry where she contributes to the design and planning of interprofessional learning modules for health science and allied health programs at the University. Additionally, she serves as a clinical and didactic instructor overseeing optometry students in various clinical and laboratory settings, as well as contributes to various research projects studying contact lenses, myopia control, anterior segment ocular health, and glaucoma.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The BuckIPE curriculum is an integrated, longitudinal interprofessional (IP) curriculum for health professions programs at The Ohio State University, including the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Optometry, Pharmacy, Public Health, Social Work, and Veterinary Medicine. The curriculum is purposefully designed to be progressive; students advance across three levels: foundation, immersion, and mastery. In the foundation level, students learn rationale, supporting evidence, and foundational knowledge and skills for collaborative practice (IPCP). In the three…