Olivia Wilks, BS
Dental Student
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans
Olivia Jane Wilks is a first-year dental student at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry at New Orleans. She is the Fundraising Chair for the School of Dentistry’s ASDA chapter along with being a member of many other clubs. She graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with a bachelor's degree in Biology. As a first-year dental student, Olivia Jane was given the opportunity to participate in Team Up, an interprofessional medical relationship class, where she was the point of contact and liaison to her team’s health partner and other medical professional team members.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The core centerpiece of interprofessional practice is the patient/client or community. Therefore, it is foundational to include the community in interprofessional education opportunities. Since the 2017-18 academic year, pre-professional students have engaged in a community-based education experience known as the Health Partner (HP) project. HPs are individuals living in the community who are willing to support the education of students as they develop interprofessional collaborative practice skills. The proposed Seminar will provide an overview of the HP project, student perspectives of…