Caitlyn Ayn, MA
Research Associate, Departments of Family Medicine and Community Health & Epidemiology Faculty of Me
Dalhousie University
Caitlyn Ayn is a Research Associate in the Department of Family Medicine, Research Assistant in the Faculties of Medicine and Health, and Network Manager for Building Research for Integrated Primary Healthcare in Nova Scotia (BRIC NS), Dalhousie University. She received her Master of Arts in Health Promotion from Dalhousie’s School of Health and Human performance in 2018. Ms. Ayn’s research interests include patient-provider relationships and communication, as well as health provider education and mental health and wellness. She has a keen interest in using mixed methods evidence to inform systems change and has made contributions to several evidence synthesis projects.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Simulation-based education (SBE) has been used to augment and/or partially substitute clinical learning as it provides a controlled setting with natural, realistic, and relevant practice experiences, without risk of injurious patient consequences. Interprofessional SBE (IP-SBE) provides a platform for students to learn about, from, and with one another to develop and practice interprofessional collaborative (IPC) competencies. However, socio-historical hierarchies that are predominant in healthcare cultures often emerge in simulation, negatively impacting interprofessional learning. Creating…