Susan Smith, PT, DPT, PCS
Associate Professor
University of the Incarnate Word
Susan N. Smith is the Director of the Pediatric Residency and an Associate Professor in the School of Physical Therapy at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. In 2011, she became a Board-Certified Specialist in Pediatrics. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Education with a specialization in curriculum and teaching. She is the Texas State Representative for the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy and is an active member of the Academic and Clinical Educators Special Interest Group of the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background To be prepared for the ever-changing healthcare environment, provide safe practice in interprofessional teams, and solve unique and complex problems, healthcare providers need to be adaptive learners prepared for future learning, and develop adaptive expertise.1,2 Adaptive expertise is the ability to solve familiar and unfamiliar problems with flexibility, innovation, and creativity.2,3,4 Health professions educators must be prepared to develop master adaptive learners. Student run pro bono clinics (SRPBC) are an important component of the US healthcare system, providing care for…