Megan Hershman, MS
Program Coordinator
Thomas Jefferson University
Megan Hershman is a program coordinator with the Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (JCIPE), at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. She received her BS in Journalism and MS in Higher Education Administration, both from Northwestern University. She is currently working towards her M.Ed. in Counseling at DePaul University.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) model, developed at the University of New Mexico, aims to build healthcare workforce capacity and improve access to specialty care using videoconferencing technology to provide frontline clinicians with the knowledge and support they need to manage underserved patients in their own communities. The ECHO model has been widely utilized across the globe focusing on complex conditions that require a team-based approach.This lightening talk describes how the Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (JCIPE) partnered with a…
There is a large gap between the number of healthcare professionals with specialty palliative care training and the number required to meet the needs of the growing population of individuals with serious illness or multiple chronic conditions, which results in disparities in palliative care access across populations and settings. The unpredictable course of COVID-19 has placed further strain on and highlighted shortages of palliative care providers, and has emphasized the need to have upstream conversations about patients’ values, goals, and preferences. Providing training in primary…