Cynthia Carroll, MA, LPC
Assistant Director, IPE
UNT Health Science Center
Cynthia Carroll is Assistant Director for UNT Health Science Center’s (UNTHSC) Department of Interprofessional Education and Practice and an instructor with the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at UNTHSC. Cynthia earned a Master’s degree in clinical psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Texas, a certified TeamSTEPPS® master trainer, and a certified Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma. Cynthia’s professional experience includes in-patient addiction rehabilitation, university student counseling, emergency department behavioral health, and health professions education. Cynthia’s supports the director of IPE in overseeing interprofessional student education, faculty development, and the university’s inter-institutional collaborations.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The spring 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic posed new challenges for IPE at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (UNTHSC). Less than three weeks before a planned in-person IPE workshop for 799 interprofessional health professions students, online education only strategies were implemented institution wide. Students from medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant, physical therapy, public health and health administration from UNTHSC along with students from nursing, social work, speech language pathology, athletic training, and dietetics from four partnering institutions…
There is national concern that Interprofessional collaborative care team models are hard to find. Health professions students moving into the clinical environment may not experience the interprofessional collaboration they had been preparing for through Interprofessional education. A national emphasis is placed on the development of the clinical learning environments to include overt examples of highly collaborative interprofessional teamwork. Many preceptors have not have trained in the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for interprofessional collaborative practice. Though many work…