Current UW IPE PoD Students

Below you will find current members of the UW IPE PoD Cohort.  The current UW IPE PoD Cohort includes 16 cross-professional students from 7 programs: Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Public Health,

  • Joanna Hagan

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Program/year: Master of Public Health, Class of 2024

What IPE means to me: Interprofessional practice allows collaboration among people who share the same goal(s) but have different skills and backgrounds. This increases the effectiveness and scope of health-related work, leading to better outcomes for our patients and communities.

  • Firas Hikmat

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Program/year: Doctor of 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.

  • Dema Jaber

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Program/year: Doctor of Medicine, Class of 2026

What IPE means to me: IPE to me is bridging conversations and establishing trust together as a team in order to break through cultural barriers and communicate the importance of each patient’s health and wellbeing.

  • Kha Lor

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Program/year: Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health, Class of 2025

What IPE means to me: I believe that health care is a basic human right; every human being should have access to health care regardless of any other factors present. Not only should access to care be an inherit right but the delivery of care should also be sufficient and adequate. Therefore, there is tremendous value and advantages to gain from facilitating and enhancing interdisciplinary and interprofessional values and competencies.

  • Holly Keddington

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Program/year: Physician Assistant, Class of 2024

What IPE means to me: Every professional and patient brings rich experience to each healthcare encounter. When we foster an environment of collaboration, we benefit from these strengths and improve health outcomes.

  • Connor McCullough

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Program/year: Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Class of 2024

What IPE means to me: Interprofessional education is the best way to learn from the experiences of others, build trust among disciplines, and integrate diverse perspectives to optimize patient care.

  • Claudia Miller

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Program/year: Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Class of 2024

What IPE means to me: Interprofessional practice and education allows us to more effectively collaborate between professions, which I believe is a necessary component of excellent patient care. As a future healthcare professional, the IPE curriculum will allow me to become the best nurse I can be; not only for my future patients, but for my future coworkers and peers as well.

  • Tammy Mundale

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Program/year: Doctor of 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.

  • Janmesh Patel

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Program/year: Doctor of Medicine, Class of 2026

What IPE means to me: IPE is an amazing program that will allow me to become prepared to work in an interdisciplinary healthcare environment. I am excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with students from various fields to complete projects and further my learning!

  • Ritika Punathil

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Program/year: Doctor of 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

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Program/year: Doctor of Pharmacy, Class of 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

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Program/year: Doctor of Physical Therapy, Class of 2024

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.

  • Alankrit Shatadal

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Program/year: Doctor of Medicine, Class of 2026

What IPE means to me: When each role brings valuable insight for the benefit of the care team and their patient.

  • Catherine Still

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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

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Program/year: Doctor of 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.

  • Benjamin Weber

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Program/year: Doctor of 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.