Amy Akerman, MPAS, PA-C
Assistant Director; Assistant Professor
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
School of Medicine
Amy Akerman, MPAS, PA-C, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant (CHA/PA) Program at the University of Colorado. She has served as an Assistant Director for the CU Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (CU CIPE) at the Anschutz Medical Campus since 2016. She is a member of the IPEC Core Competencies Revisioning Working Group and is the co-director for CHA/PA’s Foundations in Prevention, Advocacy and Professional Practice courses. Amy's scholarship interests include interprofessional education, PA professional advocacy, health and educational equity.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Stigma and Survival: Using an Unfolding Case Study to Unpack Bias in Mental Health and Substance Use
Lightning Talk Description: Description of the Lightening Talk: Health professional students are adults and are thus at the post-conventional level of the Kohlberg model of moral development. But within this post-conventional stage, we find a wide variety of understanding and lived experience. As students clarify and connect their own personal values to their emerging understanding of the values of their chosen profession, a common educational method is to work through real-life case scenarios. At the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, students from dental medicine, medicine,…