Kimberly Somers, PT, DPT
Assistant Professor
Creighton University
Dr. Kimberly Somers is currently serving as the Director of Clinical Education for Creighton University’s developing Program of Physical Therapy in Phoenix, Arizona and has 6 years of experience in academia. She is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Specialist with a strong passion for educational research specific to physical therapy student professional formation of habits of heart and moral agency, clinical education and the collaborative model, and competency of health profession students in interprofessional education. Kimberly earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northern Arizona University in 2011 and her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona in 2007.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Interprofessional education (IPE) programs and centers have erupted in the last decade to respond to the adoption of collaborative practice standards and to meet accreditation standards (Bodenheimer & Sinksy, 2014; WHO, 2010). Although the prevalence of IPE is increasing, research measuring competency achievement in IPE is underdeveloped (MacDonald et al., 2010; Shrader et al., 2017). Interprofessional assessment tools are plentiful, but most rely on student self-report of their abilities rather than performance data. As evaluation of program objectives is an integral component of…