Lara Varpio, PhD is Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Philadelphia and the Co-Director of Research in Medical Education at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She started these positions in 2022, after serving for 9 years at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). Prior to that, she spent the first 6 years of her career at the University of Ottawa, Canada.
Dr. Varpio’s research investigates how individuals (e.g., clinicians, patients, researchers, etc.) collaborate and perform in teams and organizations; she is interested in how individuals can shape larger groups and how groups shape individuals. Her most recent work is related to: (i) interprofessional care teams (e.g., how interprofessional collaboration can meaningfully contribute to the landscape of practice); and (ii) health professions education scholarship units and scholars (e.g., the factors affecting the success of these units in Canada, the US, Australia, and New Zealand). Dr. Varpio mentors many individual health professions educators from several specialties (e.g., surgery, pediatrics, nursing, social work, etc.) and in a wide range of topics (e.g., experiences of shame in medical learning, professional identity formation, etc.).
- Examine the best practices for health professions education, interprofessional education (IPE), and interprofessional collaboration (IPC) at CHOP
- Discuss the health professions education work of others and consider opportunities for interprofessional collaboration
- Apply facilitation and debriefing concepts when interacting with interprofessional teams in an educational and/or clinical environment
- Describe how emotional intelligence relates to resonant leadership development
- Identify common barriers to debriefing practice among pediatric health care teams
This seminar was delivered as a Pediatric Grand Rounds Lecture at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, on January 18, 2023.
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