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Linda Lang

RN, PA-C, MPAS, DFAAPA
Instructor in the 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 Address

  • Physician Associate Program

    100 Church Street South, P.O. Box 208004

    New Haven, CT 06520

    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

Diseases; Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment; Phenomena and Processes; Health Care