Presenter Type

Student

Brief Bio Sketch

Michela is part of the 2018 PhDEL cohort. She is an Optometric Physician and faculty member at Pacific University College of Optometry. Her professional interests include ocular disease and interprofessional health care. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and critiquing music, films, and restaurants.

Abstract

Healthcare systems have become increasingly complex due to technology, medical advances, socioeconomic divides, and provider specialization. With these changes, there is a growing need for collaborative healthcare practice to avoid gaps in care delivery.

In order to best train future providers, interprofessional models have been proposed as a method of bridging healthcare gaps. Optometry is one of many professions that is starting to embrace interprofessional care. The purpose of this review is to assess the viability of interprofessional education as part of a core optometry curriculum based on substantiated data that such efforts are necessary in healthcare delivery.

Location

Hillsboro Campus, HPC2, Atrium

Start Date

25-1-2019 3:45 PM

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Jan 25th, 3:45 PM

Interprofessional Training for Optometric Learners

Hillsboro Campus, HPC2, Atrium

Healthcare systems have become increasingly complex due to technology, medical advances, socioeconomic divides, and provider specialization. With these changes, there is a growing need for collaborative healthcare practice to avoid gaps in care delivery.

In order to best train future providers, interprofessional models have been proposed as a method of bridging healthcare gaps. Optometry is one of many professions that is starting to embrace interprofessional care. The purpose of this review is to assess the viability of interprofessional education as part of a core optometry curriculum based on substantiated data that such efforts are necessary in healthcare delivery.