MD/MPH Candidate 2021
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Jared Gowen is a senior MD/MPH student at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He plans to become an academic physician in the field of vascular surgery. His primary academic interests include enhancing the learning experience of undergraduate medical and graduate healthcare students, integrating public health principles into the formal medical education curriculum, and enhancing patient care by using those evidence-based principles in clinical practice.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
On March 13th, 2020 an academic health center suspended onsite classes due to the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the state. Faculty across 5 colleges (Nursing, Medicine, Public Health, Pharmacy, Health Professions) and the graduate school rapidly implemented alternative methods of instruction to complete coursework for the spring semester. The campus also delivers a 3-phase (exposure, immersion, competence) interprofessional education (IPE) curriculum that is a graduation requirement. Interprofessional simulation training is a core immersion phase activity. Concurrent to suspension…