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The Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast

Dec 3, 2022

Listen to this amazing story of a 2.3 gpa turned 4.0 physical therapy student and the amazing impact she's been able in her community.

On this episode of The Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast, cohost Dr. Lisa Vanhoose has on on Whitney Helms, third year physical therapy student at Harden Simmons Univeristy, where we talk about the persistence she's shown in her personal physical therapy journey, and the amazing impact she's been able to have starting from week 1 of her program. 

Dr. Lisa VanHoose describes herself as your intercultural guide. She can help you make uncomfortable situations and topics comfortable and exciting. She is a Clinical Professor at Baylor University in the Physical Therapy Department. Dr. VanHoose is the Founder and Executive Director of the Ujima Institute and Foundation. The mission of the organization is to improve Black health outcomes and patient/client satisfaction through workforce upskilling focused on intercultural development and interactions. Dr. VanHoose has investigated workforce diversification and health disparities since 1995. She is a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory. She is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Oncologic Physical Therapy. She is a certified. Patient Navigator through the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute. She is a trained facilitator through the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research. She has trained in the Louisiana Racial and Health Equity Learning Laboratory which focuses on building the capacity of leaders across the state to address systemic barriers and social inequities affecting marginalized and minoritized communities. She is always excited to learn with and from all humans.

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