Jessica Tsotsoros, PhD, OTR/L
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Jessica Tsotsoros is an Assistant Professor in the Rehabilitation Sciences Department at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Technology from Oklahoma State University in 2017. She has practiced as an occupational therapist with interprofessional teams in early intervention, school systems, assistive technology, and mental health. She currently teaches interprofessional coursework with occupational therapy, physical therapy and nursing students.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Bridging the Communication Gap Between Classroom and Clinical Setting: Embedding Peer Mentoring into a Semester-long Experiential Learning Course for Occupational and Physical Therapy Students
Interprofessional education (IPE) experiences prepare students to translate their professional knowledge into efficient, patient-centered teamwork. The intent is for newly graduated students to transition smoothly onto interprofessional workplace teams. Unfortunately, the transition of IPP teaming preparation from the classroom to the clinic does not always happen as smoothly as anticipated. While students feel prepared to join and participate on existing teams, they feel unprepared for how to speak up about essential team issues. It is challenging for an inexperienced clinician to provide…