Samantha Frawley, SPT
Regis University
Samantha is a Doctor of Physical Therapy Student at Regis University, Class of 2021. Prior to physical therapy school, she earned a bachelor's degree in Environmental Science at the University of Vermont. Samantha's first clinical experience took place in an acute hospital setting. This opportunity sparked her interest in interprofessional communication & teamwork, which she discovered to be integral in optimizing patient care. Whilst studying at Regis, Samantha has also developed a passion for working with the aging population. After graduation, she aspires to work within the acute rehab & home health realms.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background: Current research suggests that students within healthcare education often lack understanding of the roles and responsibilities of other healthcare practitioners and have limited interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP).1 Students from programs that do incorporate interprofessional education (IPE) tend to lose their interprofessional values once they leave the classroom.2 This research aims to determine how other health care providers assess DPT students’ ability to work interprofessionally in different settings using the Interprofessional Professionalism Assessment (IPA).…