Lynne Obiaka, PhD, MS, MPH
Medical Student
University of Alabama, Heersink School of Medicine
Lynne Obiaka is a current medical student at the UAB Heersink School of Medicine. She has years of experience in the public health field and has worked to develop health partnerships throughout her career. As a current Interprofessional Medical Scholar, she continues to build upon this work.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background:Social and behavioral factors intersect with chronic health challenges, which are increasingly complex and multifactorial. Addressing these challenges requires interprofessional collaborations. Creative approaches are needed to prepare students for the realities of practice. Activities should be designed to prepare future healthcare providers, support development of competencies that cultivate ethical relationships, shared values, team building, professional interactions, and understanding of roles and responsibilities. Training programs need to support communication, strategy…
Description of Seminar1. Benefits of Using Faculty-Student Partnerships for Patient-case Development We will describe the benefits of using collaborative interprofessional teams including student scholars to develop new patient-cases for an interprofessional family tree. We will outline the development process for course content, delivery methodology, piloting, evaluation and quality improvement process. Throughout the development process, student perspectives regarding learner engagement are integrated. We will discuss the vital role student scholars play as interprofessional team members…