Laura Plummer, PT, DPT, MS, NCS
Director of IMPACT Practice Center
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Laura Plummer is Director of the IMPACT Practice Center and an Assistant Professor in Physical Therapy. Dr. Plummer received her bachelor's of PT at the University of Vermont and her Doctor of Physical Therapy and Post-Professional Master's with Neurology Specialization at the MGh Institute of Health Professions. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Education at Northeastern University. She has clinical experience in a variety or setting with a primary interest in treatment of patients with neurological disorders. She works per diem at an interprofessonal Movement Disorders Clinic at MGH.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The IMPACT Practice Center (IPC), a pro bono clinic with five uniprofessional centers providing student clinical experiences, operates with a collaborative goal of integrating interprofessional education in an evolving collaborative practice environment. The IPC opened in the Fall of 2017 with each center moving its clinical activities to a new shared space and modified its organizational structure in 2019 adding a part-time IPC Director to the existing Directors of the five uniprofessional centers and Practice Manager. This structure created an interprofessional leadership model that…
“Facts bring us to knowledge, but stories bring us to wisdom” (Remen, n.d.). Throughout history, humans have used stories to communicate and connect. This seminar showcases how educators can use stories to create meaningful IPE experiences that help shape strong, sustainable interprofessional behaviors from the beginning of a student’s health care education. An expert panel of IPE educators from MGH Institute of Health Professions (IHP) will illustrate how creative use of narrative, through a fictional story woven into an interprofessional curriculum, helps learners discover, connect, and…