Amy Blue, PhD
Associate Vice President for Interprofessional Education
University of Florida
Amy Blue, PhD is the Associate Vice President for Interprofessional Education at the University of Florida and has been in that role since 2013. She has been engaged in interprofessional education for over 12 years, having founded the interprofessional education program at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2007. Her work in IPE focuses primarily on curriculum development, learner assessment and program evaluation. She was a member of the IPEC panel that wrote the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

This seminar will explore how signature pedagogies of health professions education shape learning and potentially interfere when learning interprofessional collaborative practice skills. Through interactive dialogue, we will stimulate a knowledge community committed to developing a new signature pedagogy for interprofessional education (IPE).  Participants will:1. Explore a professional signature pedagogy through the lens of teaching-learning strategies for person-centered care and teamwork. 2. Propose important elements of an interprofessional signature pedagogy.3. Compare and contrast…
Background: Dental professionals have been strong advocates for interprofessional education (IPE). At the University of Florida College of Dentistry, all first-year dental students participate in a required interprofessional service-learning experience, Putting Families First (PFF). During PFF, students in diverse, interprofessional teams of four, are assigned a local volunteer family during the first academic year. Teams conduct four home visits and implement a health improvement project focused on the family’s health and well-being. Study Purpose: The purpose of this study was to…
The University of Florida Care One clinic provides interprofessionally-coordinated health services for medically complex individuals who are frequent utilizers of the institution’s emergency department. In the Fall of 2019, the clinic added dental screening services to address patients’ oral health needs. With dental faculty supervision, dental students provide a comprehensive oral exam and referral to services as feasible; they work with pharmacy and medical students, nurses and a social worker. Goals associated with dental student inclusion included (1) Establishing an interprofessional…