William Walker, Bachelors in Science
Medical student
University of Alabama at Birmingham Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine
William Walker is a fourth-year medical student at the UAB Heersink School of Medicine. He received his bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences from Troy University. He has participated in numerous student service projects and leadership positions and is passionate about integrating these experiences within the interprofessional setting. After medical school, he plans to go into the field of neurology.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

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…
Background: Interprofessional education (IPE) addresses the idea that health professionals must effectively collaborate in an interprofessional team to provide optimal patient-centered care. Research supports that IPE has substantial benefits for health professions students including improved knowledge, skills, and attitudes toward interprofessional practice. Evidence also supports that IPE improves patient care outcomes. An effective way to implement IPE is through exercises that address its core competencies (values and ethics, roles and responsibilities, interprofessional communication,…