Cynthia Andrews, DDS MEd
University teaching Fellow & Faculty of Dentistry IPE Coordinator
Dalhousie University
Dr. Cynthia Andrews is a University Teaching Fellow in the Department of Dental Clinical Sciences and the Coordinator of Interprofessional Education in the Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She is co-chair of the Dalhousie University Interprofessional Education Coordinating Committee (IPECC) and member of the IPECC Executive Committee. Cynthia sits on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (CIHC). Her research focuses on early professional socialization, integration of interprofessional education into curriculum design and delivery, and student experiences in interprofessional education.

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…