Melissa Hilmes, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Dr. Hilmes has been a part of the Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning since 2015. She has served as a faculty coach, course director, and co-director of the program. She has served as a Capstone coach for several years, mentoring students as they design and implement an improvement project. She is an associate professor in the Dept of Radiology, division of pediatric radiology. Her most recent teaching award is the John S Sergent Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Increasing Documentation of Advanced Care Planning in Primary Care by an Interprofessional Student Team
Winner of the 2023 Interprofessional Student Achievement Award Interprofessional Student Poster Description: Background: We are an interprofessional team including a pharmacy, nursing, and medical student as part of the Vanderbilt Program of Interprofessional Learning, a 2-year longitudinal and clinically-based interprofessional program. As part of the program, students are asked to design and implement an improvement project. Our team wanted to improve advanced care planning (ACP), as two-thirds of US adults have no ACP for end-of-life care1. This document allows patients to make their…