Carolyn Cheema, PT, MPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Physical Therapy faculty
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Carolyn Cheema, PT, MPT, OCS, FAAOMPT is an Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences. As a fellowship-trained orthopedic physical therapist of 12 years, she has a significant amount of experience in working on an inter-professional team. In the past, she has collaborated with audiologists, pharmacists, physicians, dieticians, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists. Additionally, she has experience in survey development using REDCap® for research purposes and in particular has developed IRB approved student sourced surveys.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

• Interprofessional education experiences are essential to transition the IPEC competencies from classroom-based knowledge to actual patient care. Active learning opportunities offer an important progression in the development of health care professionals by allowing them to practice the IPEC competencies. Fully integrated interprofessional teamwork requires service delivery by the person most qualified to provide the needed care. This expectation raises underdiscussed issues regarding scope of professional practice. Traditional beliefs that specific skillsets belong to one profession fail to…