Michelle Masterson, PT, PhD
Director, School of Interprofessional Education
University of Toledo
Dr. Masterson has been the Director of the School of Interprofessional Education at the University of Toledo (UToledo) since 2019. She was a faculty member in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program since 1989 and its program director from 2008 until her retirement in 2018. While in her positions in the DPT program, she was a member of the Steering Committee that developed and implemented the IPE program for all first-year healthcare students beginning in 2013. She also collaborated with an interprofessional healthcare team to develop and implement the Parkinson’s Disease Interdisciplinary Clinic. She is currently serving as a consultant for the UToledo Medical Center's oncology rehabilitation team and the Dana Cancer Center to develop interprofessional collaborative practice strategies. She has been an invited speaker in the areas of PT and IPE for numerous organizations and has presented her scholarly work at regional and national conferences. She was inducted into the National Academies of Practice in 2021 as a distinguished fellow.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Interprofessional patient simulations enable students to learn with, from, and about each other while working together in a safe environment. Research indicates simulation experiences provide an opportunity for students to communicate effectively, apply professional roles, and increase their competency in patient care. Further, the ability to apply IPEC Core Competencies (CCs) in a simulated clinical setting prepares students for collaborative practice. Ultimately, the perspectives of students from multiple healthcare professions enable the team to focus on what matters most, the…