Victoria Patton
Regis University
Regis University Doctor of Physical Therapy student class of 2023. My interest in interprofessional collaborative practice stems from learning about how multidisciplinary teamwork can be utilized and advanced in the field of physical therapy, specifically as I am interested in pursuing pelvic health and am aware of the multidisciplinary approach that is necessary for such care.

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…