Beth Krippendorf, PhD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Beth B. Krippendorf, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She teaches anatomy to medical, graduate and pharmacy students, and serves as course director for Medical Neuroscience. She has published papers and abstracts on educational innovations she implemented at MCW including: virtual microscopy, computerized grading of anatomy laboratory practical examinations, video examination questions and an online interactive laboratory manual. Dr. Krippendorf’s teaching honors include: receiving the Harry Beckman Basic Science Teaching Award from four graduating classes, election to Alpha Omega Alpha and membership in MCW’s Society of Teaching Scholars.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Interdisciplinary healthcare teams have become essential in the management of increasingly complex patient care. Personal bias towards other health professions may impede a healthcare team’s ability to provide efficient patient care, despite the recognition by these professionals that collaboration is vital. It has been reported that healthcare students may hold prejudices against students of other health professional programs as early as the first year in their degree program. Our project aims to assess if first-year pharmacy and medical students hold bias towards one another based on their…