Melissa Hawkins, PA-C
Assistant Professor/Clinical Coordinator
Gannon University
Physician Assistant for 12 years with a background in Wound Care & Limb Salvage Surgery as well as Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Melissa is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator for Gannon University's Physician Assistant program in Ruskin, FL, with a genuine passion for leading and developing interprofessional student collaboration and diversity initiatives.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Poster Description: Team-based care is best practice for healthcare providers; practitioners must be collaboration-ready and collaboration-savvy. Facilitation of interprofessional practice begins with student experiential learning opportunities that foster knowledge, skills and behaviors associated with interprofessional team competence. According to the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (2016), curricula designed to build competence should include information about the shared values of other professions; an understanding of one’s own role and that of other professions in assessing…