Inaugural 2021-2023 UW IPE PoD Cohort

The UW CIPE is pleased to announce the inaugural 2021-2023 UW IPE PoD Cohort! The 2021-2023 Cohort includes 10 cross-professional students from five programs: Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Public Health. Congratulations and Welcome!

The Welcome Session was held on December 14, 2021, with the participation of all 10 students. The members of the UW CIPE Badger and PoD Taskforce, and representatives from the school/program partners also joined the session, welcoming the students. The session included small group activities for the students to get to know one another. As they start their PoD journey, they will stay in close contact with their cohort peers learning with, from, and about each other.

  • Jee Young “Tammy” Chung

Program/year: Medicine, Class of 2025

What IPE means to me: Interprofessional collaboration is critical in a healthcare team because it not only prevents adverse outcomes, but also improves job satisfaction. It is a skill that requires humility and practice.

  • Firas Hikmat

Program/year: Medicine, Class of 2025

What IPE means to me: I believe that UW IPE PoD will further enhance my exposure to individuals from different professions and better equip me with the tools and resources necessary to be a good physician who can advocate for my patients while simultaneously integrating interdisciplinary innovative projects within the healthcare setting.

  • Ritika Punathil

Program/year: Medicine, Class of 2025

What IPE means to me: IPE matters to me because learning how to work with a diverse healthcare team is an essential way in which I can best serve my future patients.

  • Hope Schier

Program/year: Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate, 2024

What IPE means to me: Interprofessional practice and education prepare future healthcare professionals for interprofessional collaboration, engagement, and leadership, which ultimately improves patient care.

  • Julia Schiller

Program/year: First Year Doctor of Physical Therapy Student

What IPE means to me: Now more than ever, impactful communication and collaboration are critical to the healthcare profession. I look forward to navigating the IPE curriculum with my peers, as well as gaining a further understanding of my future role as both an independent clinician and member of an interdisciplinary team.

  • Catherine Still

Program/year: Doctor of Occupational Therapy Class of 2024

What IPE means to me: Interprofessional education provides students with the necessary skills to effectively communicate and collaborate with other disciplines in the pursuit of exceptional patient care.

  • Kelsie Tingle

Program/year: Pharmacy, Class of 2025

What IPE means to me: In order for a team to work together effectively, I think that it is important for the different members to have a good understanding of who the other members are and what their respective strengths may be.

  • Sarah Uhm

Program/year: Master of Public Health, Class of 2023

What IPE means to me: IPE challenges us to grow as healthcare leaders, identify innovative ways to transform care practices, and improve health and health equity across all communities.

  • Benjamin Weber

Program/year: Medicine, Class of 2024

What IPE means to me: I believe that excellent patient care can only be achieved when we understand each other’s roles and can assist other professionals reach their full potential.