Patricia Ohtake, PT, PhD
Asst Vice President of IPE and an associate professor in the Physical Therapy Program
University at Buffalo
Patricia J Ohtake, PT, PhD is the Assistant Vice President for Interprofessional Education in the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences and Associate Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Ohtake’s research focuses on the use of simulation for physical therapist education and interprofessional education. She has over 70 peer-reviewed publications, two book chapters, and has been a consistent presenter at chapter, national, and international conferences.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Since the release of the IPEC competencies in 2011 (IPEC, 2011 and 2016), the addition of interprofessional education to many health professions education programs requirements (Vlasses & Zorek, 2016), and the recommendations of the Joint Accreditors Collaborative in 2019, there has been an increase in the integration of interprofessional curriculum and experiences (Greer et al, 2014; Congdon, 2016). However, little is known about how systems to support interprofessional practice and education (IPE) are actually organized in the United States. Building upon existing literature, a task…