Midge Hobbs, MA, OTR/L
IMPACT Practice Curriculum Director / Assistant Professor
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Midge Hobbs, MA, OTR/L is the IMPACT Practice® Curriculum Director and Assistant Professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA. Originally from the UK, Midge’s clinical career has been devoted to long-term acute care and adolescent psychiatry. She is currently a consultant for internship development in the adolescent residential psychiatric programs at Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Baltimore, MD. Midge is also enrolled at Thomas Jefferson University for her post-professional OTD. Her scholarly interest lies in developing meaningful and relevant interprofessional educational opportunities for students, faculty, and community clients

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Student peer facilitation is an invaluable active learning approach in interprofessional education that positively influences student engagement and learning, as well as enhances communication and teamwork skills among future health care providers. Evidence shows that student facilitators are more attuned to the needs and experiences of their peers and that when students make personal connections to support each other they are more receptive to learning. Exposing students to peer facilitators from different professions fosters respect and understanding of another discipline’s roles and…
“Facts bring us to knowledge, but stories bring us to wisdom” (Remen, n.d.). Throughout history, humans have used stories to communicate and connect. This seminar showcases how educators can use stories to create meaningful IPE experiences that help shape strong, sustainable interprofessional behaviors from the beginning of a student’s health care education. An expert panel of IPE educators from MGH Institute of Health Professions (IHP) will illustrate how creative use of narrative, through a fictional story woven into an interprofessional curriculum, helps learners discover, connect, and…