Alan Sakaguchi, PhD
UT Health San Antonio
For the past 22 years, I have taught human gross anatomy to medical, dental, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, biomedical engineering and graduate students and mentored many students as anatomy teaching assistants. I have designed and directed several anatomy courses, among them the largest interprofessional gross anatomy course on the UTHSA campus in 2015. Both in lecture and in anatomy lab my goals are to convey enthusiasm, to engage, motivate and energize students, retain their attention and assist them in achieving course learning objectives and in developing competencies , including interprofessional, expected of their intended professions

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Currently, students have few opportunities for interprofessional education (IPE) in the basic sciences, with related curricula largely carried out in school-specific silos. We hypothesized that basic anatomy education, exposure to IPE competencies and hand sensibility testing (HST) may require interprofessional collaboration from students in medical (MED), occupational therapy (OT), and physician assistant (PA) programs to improve patient outcomes in their future health profession careers. Select cohorts of MED, OT, and PA students were recruited to form student IPE teams after receiving IRB…