Janice Tona, PhD, OTR
University at Buffalo
Jan Tona, PhD, OTR is an occupational therapist and educational psychologist, with over 30 years of therapy experience and over 25 years experience in higher education. A 1989 graduate of an interprofessional PT/OT masters program herself, Dr. Tona has long been an advocate of Interprofessional education. She was instrumental in the early development of a core curriculum in the School of Public Health and Health Professions and is now a member of the Interprofessional education leadership team at the University at Buffalo. This team has developed the Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Micro-credential, allowing students to receive recognition for IPE experience.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Micro-credentials, including digital badges, are increasingly used to demonstrate mastery of knowledge or skill that is smaller than that of a degree or formal certificate program. The University at Buffalo IPE leadership team has developed a comprehensive program with students from 12 health professions programs learning from, with, and about each other at the foundational, immersive, and entry-to practice levels. The Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCP) Micro-credential Program provides UB health professions students with learning experiences to develop the Interprofessional…