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INFORMATION FOR

Linda Lang

RN, PA-C, MPAS, DFAAPA
Assistant Professor Adjunct (Physician Assistant Online Program); Admissions Affairs Committee, Yale Physician Assistant Online Program; Academic Advisory Committee, Yale Physician Assistant Online Program; Academic Curriculum Committee, Yale Physician Assistant Online Program; Student Advancement Commitee, Yale Physician Assistant Online Program; Student Advisor, Yale Physician Assistant Online Program

Contact Information

Linda Lang, RN, PA-C, MPAS, DFAAPA

Mailing Addresses

  • Physician Associate Program

    100 Church Street South, P.O. Box 208004

    New Haven, CT 06520

    United States

  • PA Online Program

    100 Church Street South, A230

    New Haven, Connecticut 06519

    United States

Research Summary

Ms. Lang’s area of research interest is in Interprofessional Education (IPE), and Interprofessional Collaboration (IPC). Lang views Interprofessional Education (IPE) as an essential pedagogical approach in healthcare education, seeing it a crucial in equipping healthcare professionals to deliver safe, high quality, and optimal patient care.

Extensive Research Description

Ms. Lang’s area of research interest is in Interprofessional Education (IPE), and Interprofessional Collaboration (IPC). Lang views Interprofessional Education (IPE) as an essential pedagogical approach in healthcare education, seeing it a crucial in equipping healthcare professionals (physician assistant students, medical students, physical therapy students, occupational therapy students and Orthotic and Prosthetics students etc.) to deliver safe, high quality, and optimal patient care.

IPE is the engagement of two or more healthcare professions in an integrated learning environment in an effort to foster collaboration and improve health. IPE fosters interprofessional collaboration (IPC), which is often recognized for nurturing a collaborative team approach, resulting in an improved quality of patient care, decreased length of hospital stays, reduced costs of care, and fewer medical errors. Systematic reviews have shown improved patient outcomes, better clinical processes, and enhanced patient satisfaction when IPC is utilized Lang states.

Ms. Lang’s has utilized clinical case studies and simulations as methods to integrate IPE, and IPC with other healthcare disciplines throughout her teaching career. Her research indicates that

incorporating IPE early into the medical educational curricula would ensure that medical professionals entering the workforce are well equipped to work in collaborative teams.

The positive attitude and perceptions of the students toward interprofessional education and collaboration warrants the inclusion of related courses in medical curricula, as this may further increase students’ potentials in becoming effective healthcare providers.

Research Interests

Anatomy; Interprofessional Relations; Nephrology; Diseases; Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment; Phenomena and Processes; Health Care

Selected Publications

  • “A Case-Based Interprofessional Education Activity: Successful Implementation and Lessons Learned”L Lang, C. Arquines, M. Cavanaugh, J. Chad Duncan, K. Healy, B. Healey, J. Kahn, M. Liveris, J. Ryan, S. Taylor, M, J. Weigle, J. Webb. Presentation. Northwestern University. Feinberg School of Medicine. 15th Annual Lewis Landsberg Medical Education Research Day. September 27, 2019.
  • “Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE) Creating a Stronger Understanding of Professions.J. Chad Duncan, M. Cavanaugh, K. Healy, L Lang. Poster Presentation at the 14th Annual Lewis Landsberg Medical Education Research Day April 5, 2018
  • “Interprofessional Education for Interprofessional Practice: Does it Make a Difference?”L Lang, C. Arquines, M. Cavanaugh, J. Chad Duncan, K. Healy, B. Healey, J. Kahn, M. Liveris, J. Ryan, S. Taylor, M, J. Weigle, J. Webb. Presentation. Northwestern University. Feinberg School of Medicine. 13th Annual Lewis Landsberg Medical Education Research Day. September 29th, 2017.
  • “Interprofessional Education: An Unusual Collaboration”.Lang L., K Healy. Spotlight Presentation, Annual Education Forum of the Physician Assistant Education Association, Minneapolis, MN. October 15, 2016.
  • “Interprofessional Learning Experience: Perceptions of Physician-Physician Assistant Team Practice.”K Healy, J Van Rhee, P. Georgas, & J. Gatta. L Lang, M MacLean. Poster Presentation at the 20th Annual Clinical and Professional Poster session. American Academy of Physician Assistants 39th Annual Physician Assistant Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada. May 24-June 4, 2011