Nethra Ankam, MD
Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University
Nethra Ankam is an Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. She serves as co-Faculty Lead of the Jefferson Health Mentors Program, and is director of the Wellness Thread for the medical school. Her interests include interprofessional education, culture of mobility in hospitals,disability education, amputation rehabilitation, and wellness of both patients and providers.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
The presentation describes efficient and effective computational methods to evaluate an interprofessional education program. Methods from natural language processing were used to assess common themes that emerged from the text of PowerPoint presentations that teams of interprofessional students created as a part of an advocacy project. Over 700 students from nine different health professions programs across the university are grouped into teams of five to six students, and work with a community volunteer, a Health Mentor for three semesters. Each team is comprised of at least three…