John Allen, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Dr. Allen works as an adult primary care doctor at the Faculty Practice Office. He also sees inpatients for general internal medicine, and is an attending on the Med 2 service at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is actively involved in medical student and resident education, and he serves as a core faculty member for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. He is also honored to be a member of the School of Medicine's Office of Student Affairs, where he serves as a medical student adviser. He is deeply invested in improving medical student wellness and resiliency.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background: Research shows only 30% of Americans have advance directives (ADs). The lack of ADs may create challenges for families and health care professionals (HCPs) who must make critical, medical decisions on a patient’s behalf with limited information. HCPs are particularly suited to lead advance care planning (ACP) conversations. However, inconsistent implementation of ACP material in academic curricula may contribute to HCPs’ perceptions of low self-efficacy and discomfort in leading ACP, which represent significant barriers to care delivery. This intervention advanced prior…