Indira Purushothaman, B.S. Biomedical Sciences; PhD candidate Penn State College of Medicine
Graduate Assistant
Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA
Ms. Purushothaman is a fourth-year Anatomy Ph.D. candidate at Penn State College of Medicine who received her B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from Rochester Institute of Technology. She is intimately involved in various teaching activities at the College of Medicine and assists/facilitates Interprofessional Education workshops and events. She is recipient of several teaching awards including the 2020 Woodward Center Graduate Student Educator Award.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Small groups of IP learners (completing clerkship/clinical/field experiences) participate in monthly student-run care conferences discussing Neurology Intensive Care Unit patients. Learners formulate priority lists, ask clarifying questions, and discuss profession-specific perspectives to determine additional information and interventions necessary for successful discharge. Immediately following the care conference, students provide feedback regarding what was learned and indicate one behavioral change they commit to immediately implement to improve collaborative practice during clinical…