Casey Hamm, OD, FAAO
Assistant Clinical Professor/Coordinator of Interprofessional Education, UMSL College of Optometry
University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry
Dr. Casey Hamm is an Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she serves as the Coordinator of Interprofessional Education for the College of Optometry. Additional responsibilities include the supervision of student clinicians during patient care, and instruction of various ocular disease-related didactic and laboratory courses. Dr. Hamm serves on the Interprofessional and Collaborative Practice (IPECP) Committee of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and a member of the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC).
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
As a newly appointed IPE Coordinator within my college I had two primary goals: first, expand the integration of IPE themes and competencies within courses that I am teaching, and second, develop an actionable plan to expand the IPE program within the College of Optometry in collaboration with other health professions programs at UMSL and within the St. Louis region. The AIHC Mentoring Program enabled me to step back and engage in ongoing discussions of what I wanted to create. It allowed me to envision the longer-term goal in development of IPE within my college and a framework for engaging…