Wendy McCloud, MA
Instructor/IPE Manager
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Wendy McCloud is an Instructor for the department of Academic Affairs at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She also manages the Office of Interprofessional Education and has done so for the last 6 years. In addition, Wendy teaches Professional & Technical Writing online courses for both the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Excelsior University in Albany, NY.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Quality Improvement (QI) principles apply across health professions, yet curriculum is often limited prior to post-graduate training. A QI learning activity was adopted in a campus-wide IPE curriculum. This supports The Classroom and Beyond theme by introducing health system and workflow improvement processes applying across practice sites. Interprofessional teams of 6-10 respond to a ‘Call for Proposals’ from institutional, community, or state partners targeting the Quadruple Aim. Topics include priorities from Patient Advisory councils, health disparities for marginalized populations, and…
Lightning Talk Description: Professional Wellness has been a serious concern across healthcare professions for over a decade. Recent events such as the COVID-19 pandemic emphasized the significant need for dedicated wellness programs in the healthcare field. On the individual level, a workshop providing a comprehensive approach to self-reflection and a personal wellness-assessment is helpful in identifying key areas of concern and evidence-based strategies to improve wellbeing. Similarly, on the leadership level, a workshop promoting a comprehensive assessment of policies and procedures as…