Preceptor and Practice Site Development Faculty

Preceptors in the Nexus: Interprofessional Learning in Practice Preceptor and Practice Site Development Faculty

Steve Jernigan PT, PhD

Dr. Jernigan is the Director of the DPT program and assistant professor for the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC), School of Health Professions. He has been heavily involved with KUMC’s Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research as a lead for both the Curriculum and the Assessment and Scholarship Committees.  He also leads the IPE Champions Workgroup for the School of Health Professions. Dr. Jernigan has had multiple opportunities, regionally and nationally, to train clinicians and educators in IPE and effective interprofessional precepting.  Dr. Jernigan currently precepts health professions’ learners in an interprofessional teaching clinic and coordinates an interprofessional hospital discharge simulation experience with colleagues. He served on the Board of Directors for the National Interprofessional Education Consortium and is a Distinguished Scholar and Fellow of the Physical Therapy Academy of the National Academies of Practice. His research focus is Interprofessional Education and Practice. He strives to further IPE across the nation while collaborating alongside exceptional interprofessional colleagues who share his ultimate goal of improving healthcare.


Sarah Shrader PharmD, BCPS, FCCP​

Sarah Shrader's current position is Associate Professor and Director of Interprofessional Education at the University Of Kansas School Of Pharmacy. She is an interprofessional educator at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC). Her practice site is in the Interprofessional Teaching Clinic, a primary care clinic where she currently precepts interprofessional student teams. She is involved in a variety of interprofessional education and collaborative practice (IPECP) efforts at KUMC, including co-leading the Interprofessional Learning in Practice, Faculty Development, and Assessment and Scholarship committees. She has provided numerous presentations at national and international meetings and published several manuscripts regarding a variety of topics related to IPECP. She is the current chair of the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative. She graduated from pharmacy school at the University of Kansas and completed two years of post-graduate pharmacy residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

Brian Sick, MD

Brian Sick, MD, is a graduate of the University of Rochester, in his hometown of Rochester, New York, where he received both his bachelor’s and medical degrees. He then moved to Minnesota where he completed a dual residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota where he is currently an Associate Professor.

Dr. Sick is the Interprofessional Academic Deputy for the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center where he has responsibility for the interprofessional curriculum of all health programs at the student, resident, fellow and faculty levels. In addition to his leadership of the interprofessional curriculum, he has led the creation of a validated tool, called InSITE, which helps practice teaching sites assess their readiness for interprofessional education.  He also works as an outpatient primary care provider at the University of Minnesota Primary Care Center. Finally, Dr. Sick is the Medical Director of the Phillips Neighborhood Clinic which is a national-known interprofessional student-run free clinic in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

In 2015 he was awarded the University of Minnesota Medical Alumni Society’s Early Distinguished Career Award and in 2013 he was awarded the Clinical Care Award from the University of Minnesota Medical Center and the Community Service Award from the Minnesota Medical Association.

Contributing Faculty
Jana K. Zaudke MD, MA

Jana K. Zaudke MD, MA is a family physician and interprofessional educator. She came to medicine as a second career, and brings with her a background in the liberal arts. In 2009, she started as full-time faculty in the department of Family Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC). In 2011, she completed a Sunflower Fellowship in Academic Medicine. During her tenure at KUMC, she helped found the Interprofessional Teaching Clinic. Currently, she acts as Medical Director of Duchesne and Saint Vincent clinics in Kansas City, KS and Leavenworth, KS. Both clinics are safety net clinics committed to serving the poor and vulnerable.