Laurel Witt
Assistant Professor
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Dr. Witt is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine. She enjoys teaching medicine with all levels of interprofessional learners in both didactic activities and clinical environments. Her professional interests include general family medicine, interprofessional team-based care, student-run free clinics, and addiction medicine. Dr. Witt currently serves as the Undergraduate Medical Education Division Director, Assistant Director of the Cates' Learning Community and Faculty Co-Advisor for the Jaydoc Free Clinic. Dr. Witt earned her MD at KU before going to Oregon Health Sciences University for residency. She practiced full-scope rural family medicine in Enterprise, Oregon, prior to moving home to Kansas City.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The University of Kansas Department of Family Medicine has a robust history of interprofessional activities, including our Interprofessional Teaching Clinic (IPTC). Student teams comprised of learners from medicine, pharmacy, psychology, nursing, PT, OT and sometimes law are given autonomy and independence to evaluate patients and then propose their treatment plans before faculty help complete each visit. Two family physicians, along with faculty from other professions, provide supervision.Our patients tend to be complex both medically and socially, such that caring for them presents an…