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    Amber Fitzsimmons, PT

    TitleAssistant Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentPhysical Therapy
    Address1500 Owens Street
    San Fancisco CA 94158
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      University of California, San FranciscoDPTSc Graduate Division 2013
      Pacific University, Forest Grove, ORMSPhysical Therapy1996
      California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CABSBiochemistry1993
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      UCSF2014 2014 UCSF School of Medicine, Essential Core Teaching Award: Commitment to Teaching
      UCSF2014UCSF School of Medicine, Excellence in Teaching Award

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      Dr. Fitzsimmons is an Assistant Professor with joint appointments in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science and the School of Medicine’s Anatomy Department. Prior to her return to academia for her doctorate research, she worked for over a decade in clinical practice with an emphasis on acute care and acute rehabilitation. She is the course director for PT 201: Physical Therapy Assessment, for first-year physical therapy students; PT 735: Psychosocial Issues in Rehabilitation Sciences, for second-year students; and PT 215: C.A.R.E. (Compassion, Accountability, Responsibility, and Excellence), a longitudinal course for first-year and second-year students focusing on professionalism and social responsibility in healthcare. Her anatomy appointments include teaching duties in PT 200: Neuromusculoskeletal Anatomy and as a gross anatomy laboratory instructor in the School of Medicine's essential core curriculum. In addition, she serves as the physical therapy faculty lead in the Interprofessional Education (IPE) program. She also serves on the committee of educational technology, and is the faculty liaison for UCSF diversity initiatives.

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      1. Boet S, Pigford AA, Fitzsimmons A, Reeves S, Triby E, Bould MD. Interprofessional team debriefings with or without an instructor after a simulated crisis scenario: An exploratory case study. J Interprof Care. 2016 Nov; 30(6):717-725. PMID: 27309589.
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      2. Fitzsimmons A, Cisneros B, Samore J. A learner developed longitudinal interprofessional education curriculum. J Interprof Care. 2014 Jan; 28(1):66-7. PMID: 23905603.
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      3. Rivera J, Yukawa M, Hyde S, Fitzsimmons A, Christman J, Gahbauer A, Scheid A, Wamsley M. . . Interprofessional Standardized Patient Exercise (ISPE): The Case of “Elsie Smith”. MedEdPORTAL; 2013.
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