Renee McGinnis, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT
Assistant Professor
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Renee Riffle McGinnis, PT, DPT, OCS is a Physical Therapist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Performance at West Virginia University. Dr. McGinnis has been recognized as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists since 2007. Prior to her service at WVU, she was a clinical instructor for twelve years and an Assistant Professor and Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education with Pierpont Community and Technical College Physical Therapist Assistant Program. Her research interests include increasing utilization of non-pharmacological pain management, the impact of sleep on chronic pain, and ethics within healthcare education.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background and Objective: Use of gaming has been shown to have a positive impact on higher education; however, data on the use of gaming activities in interprofessional health sciences education is lacking. The objective of this study was to describe the development and implementation of an interdisciplinary gaming activity to enhance learning and develop teamwork skills.  Methods: Faculty members created an innovative, educational game, which focused on two “gaming” strategies. The game was broken down into four rounds. The first three rounds, focused on information gathering, were played…