Kimberly Sanders, PharmD
Assistant Professor
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Kimberly Sanders, PharmD, is an assistant professor at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She also has a shared appointment as an assistant professor in the UNC Adams School of Dentistry. She is primarily involved in maintaining a partnership between the schools of pharmacy and dentistry through initiatives to develop, implement, and evaluate clinical pharmacy services in dental practice clinics as well as teaching on medication management related matters to oral health. She most recently has been more involved in understanding how clinical sites can be developed to help learners be more interprofessional collaborative-ready health professionals.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

To effectively advance healthcare and patient outcomes, we must prepare graduates to effectively lead, collaborate, and function in interprofessional practices. Assessment of student learning and competency in interprofessional learning environments provides necessary data to support and demonstrate the impact of interprofessional learning in preparing collaborative practice ready graduates. Although interprofessional education (IPE) is an essential component to building effective interprofessional practices, significant gaps remain in effective measures to assess student learning in didactic…
In comparison with well-established models of interprofessional collaboration, pharmacy and dentistry collaborations are still relatively newer in development. Yet, as the medical complexities of patients with oral health concerns continue to increase, it is crucial to equip learners with the skill sets to treat patients more holistically regardless of the clinical setting. Published literature discussing pharmacy and dental collaborative models is scarce and incorporates various models that engage learners. This session aims to discuss the experience of faculty from four institutions that…