On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome the Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast co-hosts F Scott Feil, Brandon Poen and Stephanie Weyrauch to discuss healthcare education. The Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast is brought to you by 3 physical therapists looking to pursue educational roles and are interviewing prominent guests within the realms of healthcare and education aimed at PTs and other healthcare providers who want to transition to education.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The mission behind the Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast

-The current state of physical therapy education

-Proposed solutions to a few of the limitations in healthcare education

-The strength of the foundations in physical therapy education

-And so much more!


F Scott Feil:

“There’s so many different ways to leverage any of your degrees.”

“There’s been a wish for more interprofessional communication and collaboration.”

“Get rid of lectures and let’s just get out into the clinic and do more rounding and clinical learning with the other professions in the real setting.”

“There just needs to be more interprofessionalism amongst healthcare.”

“We just need to get back to patient centric care.”

“We are finally coming into our own and we’re owning our field as movement experts and movement and musculoskeletal specialists.”

If you’ve got an idea and you’re afraid of criticism—just go out and do it, try it. Worst case scenario you’ll learn from it.”


Stephanie Weyrauch:

“There’s this weird limbo that a new graduate has.”

“Trying to improve problem solving and critical reasoning within the student population is really important.”

“There are just as many good clinical instructors as there are bad clinical instructors.”

“You should be more worried about how the student perceives you as a teacher than how you perceive the student.”

“We need more academics.”

“Don’t be afraid to ask for feedback.”


Brandon Poen:

“We cannot deny that finances are involved and run a lot of it too.”

“It’s not the DPT program that necessarily sets the cost, it’s the people and the finances above them.”

“There has to be this broad exposure because at the end of the day people are going to choose different routes.”

“Your network equals your net worth.”

“We are not going to grow if we are not uncomfortable.”


For more information on Brandon:

Brandon Poen, PT, DPT is the co-creator of The Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast and a physical therapist currently working at The Virginia Center for Spine & Sports Therapy in Midlothian, Virginia. He is originally from Bourbonnais (pronunciation: Bourbon –nay ), IL and he graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2015 with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Minor in Spanish. After graduation he moved to the Detroit suburbs to follow his fiancé and worked at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Outpatient rehabilitation for 2 years until his fiancé got matched to Virginia Commonwealth University’s General Surgery Residency Program prompting his move to Richmond, Virginia. Brandon’s professional interests include orthopedics, pain science, psychology, teaching, podcasting, and education reform. Personal interests include running, hiking, and flying


For more information on F Scott:

F Scott Feil has been a physical therapist for over 12 years in almost every setting imaginable. He received his BA in English from Wake Forest University, his Masters in Physical Therapy from East Carolina University, his DPT from University of St Augustine and is currently working on his dissertation for his Educational Doctorate through University of St Augustine as well. He is the creator of PTEducator.com which is essentially the NetFlix of Healthcare courses. It is an info-tainment site aimed at increasing healthcare literacy through online practical courses and blogs for both the public and clinicians. He is also the co-host of The Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast, The Fantasy Doctors NBA Podcast, and is a freelance injury writer for The Fantasy Doctors. He is also an adjunct professor for Baylor University’s new DPT program.


For more information on Stephanie:

Dr. Stephanie Weyrauch is employed as a Doctor of Physical Therapy at RehabAuthority in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Master of Science in Clinical Investigation from Washington University in St. Louis and her Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. She has served on multiple national task forces for the American Physical Therapy Association and actively lobbies for healthcare policy issues at the local, state, and national levels of government. Dr. Weyrauch is a nationally sought after speaker and consultant for topics on social media use, generational issues, and organizational membership and currently manages the social media accounts for the American Physical Therapy Association Education Section and PT Day of Service. Dr. Weyrauch has performed extensive scientific research through grants from the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation at world-renowned institutions including Stanford University and Washington University in St. Louis. Her research examining movement patterns and outcomes in people with and without low back pain has led to numerous local, regional, and national presentations and a peer-reviewed publication in a top journal in rehabilitation.


Resources discussed on this show:

Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast

Brandon Poen Website

PT Educator Website

Stephanie Weyrauch Website

Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast Twitter

Stephanie Weyrauch Twitter

Brandon Poen Twitter

F Scott Feil Twitter


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Xo Karen



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