We welcome Dr. Gail Jensen on the show in which she provides her insight on the key findings of relevant educational research, process of getting accepted/planning/ and giving the McMillan lecture, the key takeaways from her McMillan lecture, where she sees education going in the near future, what she has learned about being an educator throughout her career, what she feels needs to change in healthcare education, and more!


Dr.  Gail Jensen is a well known physical therapy educator and qualitative researcher. She serves as the chair for the Ethics Committee for the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Jensen serves on several editorial boards and is currently deputy editor for Physiotherapy Research International, along with being the Associate Editor for Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. She is also on the Editorial Board of Qualitative Health Research. 

She was selected to give the 2011 McMillan Lecture titled (Learning: what matters most)  http://www.apta.org/AnnualConference/2011/McMillanLecture/ 

She is a Faculty Associate, Center for Health Policy and Ethics; Dean, Graduate School and College of Professional Studies  Vice Provost for Learning and Assessment at Creighton University

Areas of Research

  • Clinical reasoning/development of expertise
  • Novice development
  • Ethical reasoning in clinical practice
  • Scholarship of teaching/learning in ethics education
  • Reflective/mindful practice

Part I of her study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28586430 

Jensen GM, Nordstrom T, Mostrom E, Hack LM, Gwyer J.

Phys Ther. 2017 Jun 6. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzx061. [Epub ahead of print] 

Part II: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28586468 

Jensen GM, Nordstrom T, Mostrom E, Hack LM, Gwyer J.

Phys Ther. 2017 Jun 6. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzx062. [Epub ahead of print]

 Email: GailJensen@creighton.edu