Michael Tiernan
Regis University
Regis University Doctor of Physical Therapy Student, class of 2023. I am originally from Chicago, Illinois. My interest in inter-professional studies comes from a passion to improve patient outcomes through clear and effective inter-professional teamwork and collaboration.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Interprofessional education is an essential component of every health care professional’s training.1 Since 2016 when the Commission of Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) added interprofessional education to required elements in Physical Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students have been training in this to contribute their own profession’s specialized knowledge as well as be a part of a team that ultimately improves patient outcomes.2 The Interprofessional Professionalism Assessment (IPA)3 has been a tool used to assess DPT students’ competence in this area. Gaps…