Jill R. Cherry-Bukowiec, MD, MS, is a clinical assistant professor in general surgery at U-M and is director of the Trauma Burn ICU. She graduated from the Medical College of Ohio, completed a general surgery residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School, and received a MS in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis from U-M. She is board-certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, and by the National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She has a strong interest in medical education, and is the assistant scientific trunk director for the Medical School and faculty for several courses, including the M1 Nutrition Course.
Dr. Cherry spends a large amount of her time teaching multidisciplinary teams while on clinical service, particularly in the ICU setting where all levels of medical trainees participate in the rounding experience. The learners are taught alongside other trainees from nursing, pharmacy, dietetics, respiratory therapy, infection prevention, to name a few. Dr. Cherry has worked on interprofessional training courses such as Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS®) and Trauma Team Training. She is currently working on creating an ICU team training model called Advanced Critical Care Life Support and is studying the effectiveness of interprofessional clinical elective models in nutrition education. As an IPE fellow, she hopes to enhance understanding on how to better assess effectiveness of IPE initiatives, and to meet others with similar interests in development of effective and novel approaches in designing interprofessional medical education curricula.