Mark Fitzgerald, DDS, MS
Associate Dean for Community-Based Collaborative Care & Education, Associate Professor of Dentistry
University of Michigan
Dr. Mark Fitzgerald is the Associate Dean for Community-Based Collaborative Care and Education (CBCE) at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry (UMSOD). He is responsible for a community-based externship program providing 4th-year dental students with 8 to 12 weeks of dental practice experience in 18 community-based clinics serving underserved populations across the state of Michigan. He also serves as the lead IPE faculty at the UMSOD, is a member of the Executive Committee of the U- M Center for IPE and serves as co-chair of the U-M campus-wide IPE Curriculum Workgroup.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The impact of introductory experiences on student attitudes about IPE has been demonstrated in a variety of institutional settings and health science professions. Typically, the effectiveness of IPE experiences has been assessed within a single cohort. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential effect of cohort on student attitudes about IPE following an online introductory IPE course delivered to different student cohorts.  At the University of Michigan, an introductory online IPE course was delivered to students in 10 health science schools in Fall 2018 (n=993) and Fall 2019 (n…
The health science schools at the University of Michigan (U-M) have devoted considerable effort towards developing interprofessional education (IPE) offerings administered through the U-M Center for IPE to enable our student learners to learn about, from, and with each other so they are better prepared to achieve the quadruple aims in healthcare. As the number of IPE offerings has expanded, it has become increasingly challenging to manage information about our IPE offerings such as the type of experience offered, student learners involved, and IPE competencies addressed. Further, the…