Madeline Neal
Director of Special Programs
UNC Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice
Madeline Neal, Director of Special Programs for Interprofessional Education and Practice at UNC Chapel Hill, received a BS in human nutrition and dietetics and spent over a decade managing interprofessional research projects examining issues central to population health and the healthcare workforce. In addition to her research experience, Ms. Neal has extensive experience working with UNC’s professional students. As director of special programs, she helps plan, implement and evaluate interprofessional student activities and serves as advisor for the student executive committee for IPE. She previously served as program coordinator and research consultant for the Hillman Scholars Program in Nursing Innovation.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Interprofessional education (IPE) is a key component in health professions education to prepare students for practice. Breaking down barriers and stereotypes about other professions early in a student’s education is important to future team-readiness. While we know that it is important to expose students to IPE early in their curriculum, it can be challenging to identify activities for early program students who have a variety of clinical experiences and expectations. In this “Meet Your Neighbors” (MYN) activity, all first-year pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, and nursing students (n=580)…