Laura Smith, PT, DPT, PhD
Associate Director, Post-Professional Clinical Professional Development; Associate Professor
University of Michigan, Flint
Dr. Laura Smith is an ABPTS Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Certified Manual Physical Therapist and Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. She has extensive teaching experience in entry-level and post-professional physical therapy education. Dr. Smith empowers colleagues and students to engage in interprofessional learning and collaborative practice. She is engaged in the local community through her work with local high schools. Her clinical and research interests include interprofessional education and collaborative practice models, performance and injury measures in athletes and breast injuries in female athletes.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The impact of introductory experiences on student attitudes about IPE has been demonstrated in a variety of institutional settings and health science professions. Typically, the effectiveness of IPE experiences has been assessed within a single cohort. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential effect of cohort on student attitudes about IPE following an online introductory IPE course delivered to different student cohorts.  At the University of Michigan, an introductory online IPE course was delivered to students in 10 health science schools in Fall 2018 (n=993) and Fall 2019 (n…