Beth Davis, PT, DPT, MBA, FNAP
Associate Professor
Emory University School of Medicine, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Dr. Davis is an Associate Professor in the Division of Physical Therapy, Emory University School of Medicine. She joined the faculty in 2008, and teaches the Health Services and Management, Professional Leadership and Development, Administration and Consultation in Healthcare, and Business Management for the Physical Therapist Entrepreneur courses. Her scholarship emphasizes collaboration with physical therapy and interdisciplinary colleagues to improve development and evaluation of interprofessional education and practice, and she regularly presents at national conferences on these topics. She is a founding member of National Interprofessional Education Consortium (NIPEC) and a fellow of National Academies of Practice (NAP).

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background/AimsInterprofessional education has a significant impact on learners' attitudes, skills and behaviors towards teamwork. There is also evidence that IPE can improve clinical outcomes. Our ability to modify attitudes to teamwork using short educational interventions is limited. This is useful since many programs struggle with enough curricular time for comprehensive IPE programming. Our hypothesis was that first-year student attitudes towards teamwork would improve with our half-day IPE course. Design or MethodologyThe Interprofessional Team Training Day (ITTD) trained first year…
Background/Aims The Interprofessional Team Training (ITT) Planning Team was challenged with meeting the accreditation requirement for interprofessional education for three health sciences schools. Our task was to train students from the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and School of Public Health. This included 7 preclinical disciplines from Anesthesiologist Assistant (AA), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Genetic Counselor (GC), Physician Assistant (PA), and Public Health (PH) programs. We will describe the leadership…
Seminare Description: Interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative practice (CP) are essential components in healthcare environments and health professions programs as concepts strongly associated with patient safety, quality care, and accreditation standards. Despite the increased focus on IPE/CP, faculty development for both clinical and academic settings are not universally available nor has the sustainability of such programs been addressed. This interactive session presents the essential components of an effective IPE faculty development program, including the unique features…