Leveraging Technology in Health Professions Education: Enhanced, Blended, and Online Learning

Concurrent Session 3
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Brief Abstract

Interactive discussion between the audience and a panel comprised of health professions educators to address technology integration to meet the needs of health professions education.  Panelists will briefly address approaches to technology integration at the course and program levels, overcoming barriers, and lessons-learned. Audience members are asked to prepare questions in advance regarding the session topic.


Kim is the Anderson Distinguished Professor and the Associate Director of the Interprofessional Academy of Educators at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has been involved in sonography education at UNMC since 1991 and has served as the Director of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography education program since 1998. Kim is a Fellow in the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, currently serving on its board of directors, the SDMS Foundation and multiple committees. She is an active member of the Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologists, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences. She has authored more than 40 publications related to sonographic clinical practice and education and has presented at numerous state, national, and international conferences. Her research interests include open book testing, mindfulness in the classroom, and simulation in medical education.
Debra Herrmann is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at the George Washington University Physician Assistant Program in Washington, DC. As the Associate Director of the Clinical Education at the GWU PA Program, Ms. Herrmann is involved in teaching, curricular design/implementation/evaluation/improvement as well as clinical site placement and recruitment. Ms. Herrmann received the 2011 Physician Assistant Education Association’s Faculty Rising Star Award for exemplary work in PA education. Ms. Herrmann graduated from The George Washington University Physician Assistant Program as a National Health Service Corp Scholar in 2001 and has practiced clinically in Outpatient Community Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Urgent Care. She was appointed Chair of the PA Advisory Committee to the DC BOM in 2010 and continues to serve in this role today. Ms. Herrmann is currently a doctoral candidate at the A.T. Stills University Doctor of Health Sciences program.