Margaret Robinson, M.Ed.
Assistant Director for Interdisciplinary Programs
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Margaret Robinson is the Assistant Director for the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs in the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development. She coordinates the development and delivery of a comprehensive, cohesive, competency-driven menu of interdisciplinary learning experiences. This includes a two year curricular program and supporting faculty development and research activities. The office has a staff of three full-time and three part-time staff members, contracts with 18 interprofessional faculty liaisons, has agreements with 60+ facilitators, and collaborations with over 150 faculty members across campus. Program delivery includes didactic, simulation, and clinical activities for over 1,000 students annually. Of particular significance is her leadership in the student engagement initiative for student-led community partnerships to increase access to care for the un/under-insured of Oklahoma._x000D_ Margaret holds a BA in History and a M.Ed. in Adult Education from the University of Central Oklahoma. Her graduate coursework included a focus on curriculum development and student services. She previously worked for over 14 years with The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing. Margaret’s expertise is in project planning and management with previous service in student recruitment, academic advisement, admissions, student progression, event planning, website coordination, and data management focused on process improvement.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The success of our programming has been tied to the support of our institutional leadership. As a comprehensive academic health center with almost thirty participating programs, reliance on grassroots programming led by IPE champions was not sustainable. It was only with the support of our Chief Academic Officer that our interprofessional programming significantly matured. Improvements seen include establishment of the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs under the Vice Provost, access to funding through the establishment of a mandatory fee, and appointment of staff FTE in addition to faculty…
Using the example of the Unity Clinic at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, this seminar will introduce participants to methods for student engagement in designing and implementing student-led clinical practice for interprofessional clinical learning. The Unity Clinic aims to provide meaningful, interprofessional, clinical experience with real-world applications. The project began in Spring 2017 with the ultimate vision of an interdisciplinary, mobile, student-led clinic. The foundation was built by the Planning Committee which consisted of 12 student leaders from the seven…