Karen Snyder, PhD, OTR/L
Program Director, Post-professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Dr. Snyder is the director of the post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Over the past 35 years, clinical, managerial, and academic experiences presented opportunities for interprofessional engagement. She specializes in qualitative research with a research focus in interprofessional education and collaborative practice.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

This talk presents a model for assessing the efficacy of interprofessional education (IPE) pedagogies across post-professional students’ degree pathways. The model includes initial assessment benchmarks, course-based installations, mid-program assessments, and final assessment benchmarks at graduation. Examples of signature IPE assignments and assessment tools will be shared, alongside an overall glimpse of the curriculum mapping across programs that supports the model. Connections will be made between the IPE assessments and work-place readiness for interprofessional collaborative practice.…
The proposed session addresses the evaluation of learners utilizing survey research methodology common in interprofessional education. The collection of beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors using the pre-post survey methodology may be a flawed approach to assessing the impact of interprofessional education, thereby adding to the inconsistent findings in the literature to date. Interprofessional education has yet to be widely adopted by health professions educators and health systems, as the current findings do not support its effectiveness.  This session will postulate on why the historical data…