Stephen Jernigan, PT, PhD, FNAP
Associate Professor
School of Health Professions, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
Stephen D. Jernigan, PT, Ph.D., FNAP, has a clinical background in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy. He is the director of the physical therapy doctoral degree program and serves as a preceptor for physical therapy students in an interprofessional teaching clinic associated with the KU Department of Family Medicine. He helps lead interprofessional experiences across the institution as the director of the School of Health Professions IPE Champions workgroup and as co-lead for the assessment and scholarship committee associated with the Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research at KU Medical Center.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

As per accreditation mandates for many professions, interprofessional education (IPE) has become an important effort for many institutions. Over the past few years, greater attention has been placed on interprofessional learning in practice (LIP) to effectively equip health profession students with the collaborative skills needed to achieve the Quadruple Aim. The Interprofessional Teaching Clinic (IPTC) is one such long-standing LIP opportunity that has afforded students from seven different health professions to work with patients in a Family Medicine clinic at The University of Kansas…