For Immediate Release
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The King’s College Physician Assistant Studies program coordinated the college’s participation in the recent fourth annual Northeast/Central Pennsylvania Interprofessional Education Coalition (NECPA IPEC) Collaborative Care Summit.
More than 150 students from health related fields of study and faculty facilitators from King’s and nine other area colleges and universities attended the King’s portion of the summit, the most attended from among eight participating sites and more than 800 total participants.
The goal of the summit was to prepare all health professions students so that they can collaboratively work together with the common goal of building a safer and better patient-centered U.S. health care system. The conference consisted of an opening session and small, interprofessional group discussions. The small group discussion focused around a patient who has experienced a stroke and the development and implementation of interprofessional team care plan.
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Pictured seated, from left, are some of the student attendees, including Ashley Benz, occupational therapy, Misericordia; Jennifer Foy, nursing, Wilkes; Christopher Tobias, physician assistant studies, King’s; Timothy Rigotti, paramedic, Luzerne County Community College; and, Rahul Sharma, third year medical student, The Commonwealth Medical College.
Pictured standing, from left, are faculty representatives Maria Grandinetti, assistant professor of nursing, Wilkes; Diana Easton, chair of the physician assistant studies program, King’s; and, Dr. Joanne Chipego, chair of the nursing program, Luzerne County Community College.