Brandy Schwarz, PT, DPT, EdD
Director of Clinical Education/Associate Professor
The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
Dr. Brandy Schwarz is an Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Education in the Department of Physical Therapy at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Texas. She is a member of the inter-institutional Interprofessional Education Curriculum Committee, a Fellow of the National Academies of Practice - Physical Therapy Academy, and on the nominating committee for the National Interprofessional Education Consortium (NIPEC).
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
In 2009, The University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) at Fort Worth, Texas, created the Seniors Assisting in Geriatric Education (SAGE) program. The goals of the program were to strengthen healthcare students’ skill in the care of older adults through experiential education, to increase interprofessional collaboration, and to engage with older adults in the community. Program outcomes have included expansion to a partnering institution, Texas Christian University (TCU), with additional disciplines. To date, over 1,800 older adults and over 10,000 students have benefited from…
Reaching Preceptors Where They Are: Deployment of a Portable Interprofessional Practice Education Preceptor Development Program
There is national concern that Interprofessional collaborative care team models are hard to find. Health professions students moving into the clinical environment may not experience the interprofessional collaboration they had been preparing for through Interprofessional education. A national emphasis is placed on the development of the clinical learning environments to include overt examples of highly collaborative interprofessional teamwork. Many preceptors have not have trained in the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for interprofessional collaborative practice. Though many work…