Kimberly Smith, PT, DPT
DCE / Assistant Professor
Nova Southeastern University
Kim B. Smith, PT, DPT is the Director of Clinical Education (DCE) and an assistant professor at Nova Southeastern University Physical Therapy Program in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She received a BS in Kinesiological Studies from Texas Christian University, a MSPT from the University of Miami and her DPT from A.T. Still University. She is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy and an APTA Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor. Her work experience includes clinical and management positions in inpatient rehab and hospital-based outpatient settings. She currently serves as the Academic Co-Chair for the Florida Consortium of Clincial Education. Dr. Smith’s interests include interprofessional education and clinical education with continued clinical practice and supervision of students in integrated clinical education experiences.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background: Interprofessional education and collaborative practice are recognized as means to reduce medical errors, improve quality of care, improve health outcomes, and manage healthcare costs. Multiprofessional colleges lend themselves to creating opportunities for interprofessional education to develop the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) core competencies and satisfy accreditation standards. The aim of this study was to assess whether Interprofessional Education (IPE) activities increase student perception of their competencies and their actual observed competency in…