Susan Wenker, PT, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Susan Wenker, PT, PhD, GCS-Emeritus is an Assistant Professor (CHS) in the UW-Madison Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. She is actively involved in the American Physical Therapy Association Academy of Geriatrics as the Director of Education and teaches in the University of Wisconsin-Madison DPT program along with other regional and national presentations. She serves on multiple campus committees for teaching, leadership, and interprofessional programming including her current role as co-chair of the UW-Madison Teaching Academy. She received the Joan M. Mills award and the Distinguished Educator Award from the APTA Geriatrics in 2020 and was a recipient of the UW Madison School of Medicine and Public Health Dean's Teaching award in 2021.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Learning Objectives 1. Highlight the importance and the impacts of IPE Badges and Path of Distinction on developing collaborative practice-ready future practitioners. 2. Explore a framework for creating requirements for an IPE Path of Distinction that works across different health science programs. According to the World Health Organization (2010), students in health/social professional programs are required to be collaborative practice-ready at the time of graduation as they are required to work collaboratively with other members of interprofessional teams in the workplace. To help health/…
Learning Objectives - by the end of the seminar, participants will be able to: Highlight the complex challenges of collaborating across health science programs within a large academic institution. Identify and discuss enablers and barriers that impact the integration and sustainability of interprofessional practice and education (IPE) program. Apply the core principles and concepts of an interprofessional charter in developing, enhancing, and/or integrating their IPE programs. Collaboration is at the heart of successful interprofessional education and practice (IPE). Students who are…