Health Sciences Education Symposium

First Author Information

Dixie H. Bowman, PT, DPT, EdD, Assistant Professor, School of Allied Health Professions, Department of Physical Therapy

Additional Author(s) Information

Carole K. Ivey, PhD, OTR/L, Assistant Professor, School of Allied Health Professions, Department of Occupational Therapy

Kelly S. Lockeman, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Director of Evaluation and Assessment, Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care

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Original Presentation Date


Date of Submission

May 2017

Abstract/Short Description

This poster describes an interprofessional simulation activity for physical therapy and occupational therapy students and a research study exploring the impact of the learning experience.

Purpose/Research Question

This study was designed to examine the impact of an interprofessional simulation activity on self-efficacy for interprofessional learning among PT and OT students and to explore student perceptions of the IPE experience to better understand their engagement in learning.


Describe an interprofessional simulation activity for PT and OT students.

Examine evidence of the impact of the learning activity.


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VCU Medical Education Symposium