Rekha Kar, PhD
Associate Professor
UT Health San Antonio
I am an assistant professor/Clinical in the Department of Cell Systems & Anatomy, UT Health San Antonio. I teach human gross anatomy to medical, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, biomedical engineering and graduate students. I have directed gross human anatomy courses for physical therapy and physician assistant students and the summer anatomy workshop for undergraduate students. I am the contact-PI on an educational project titled “Improving patient outcome through interprofessional vascular sonography training” recently funded by our institution’s Interprofessional Education (IPE) Research and Scholarship Initiative.

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…