Traci Butler Carroll, M.Ed, BAS, CTC, LSSYB
Assistant Director of Education Programs
The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
Traci Butler Carroll, M.Ed, CTC, LSSYB, is the Assistant Director of Education Programs for the Department of Geriatrics at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, and a Recurrent Faculty Member for the University Writing Center at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas. She has over 20 years of professional experience with almost 15 years in healthcare education. She has worked with patients, students, residents, and licensed healthcare professionals across multiple disciplines, including managing a training program using a competency-based approach to educate nearly 20 different healthcare professions in an interprofessional education environment.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
In 2009, The University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) at Fort Worth, Texas, created the Seniors Assisting in Geriatric Education (SAGE) program. The goals of the program were to strengthen healthcare students’ skill in the care of older adults through experiential education, to increase interprofessional collaboration, and to engage with older adults in the community. Program outcomes have included expansion to a partnering institution, Texas Christian University (TCU), with additional disciplines. To date, over 1,800 older adults and over 10,000 students have benefited from…