Diane Ferguson, BSN, RN
Director, H-E-B Clinical Skills Center
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Diane Ferguson is the Director of the HEB Clinical Skills Center. She has been in standardized patient/simulation education since 1995. She assists faculty from all the UT Health San Antonio schools with developing simulation-based learning and testing events. She oversees the training, implementation, and administration of hundreds of simulation sessions throughout the academic year. She has served her professional organization, the Association for Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE), as the Membership Chair, inaugural Conference Committee Chair, and Vice President for Finance.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The oral health examination is proposed to be essential to medical education and a Healthy People 2020 indicator, though not routinely taught. The schools of medicine and dentistry implemented the Head, Ears, Nose, Oral health, Throat (HENOT) and Cranial Nerve (CN) Interprofessional Education (IPE) Activity with the aim to assess medical and dental student perceptions of the effectiveness of an IPE experience and attitudes toward integrating oral and cranial nerve examinations into the healthcare curriculum.   Teams of medical and dental students completed online pre-activities and…
The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Linking Interprofessional Networks for Collaboration (LINC), is a requirement for institutional accreditation designed to advance interprofessional education (IPE) at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio). All five schools (dentistry, graduate biomedical sciences, health professions, medicine, and nursing) are actively engaged in achieving QEP goals: to integrate IPE activities into programs’ curricula and to cultivate IPE knowledge and skills in faculty, staff, and students. UT Health San Antonio has…