Jeff Emde, PT, DPT, CSCS
AdventHealth University

Dr. Jeff Emde, PT, DPT, CSCS is the Director of Clinical Education and an Instructor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at AdventHealth University in Orlando, FL. He completed his PT degree from Andrews University in 1996, and his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of New England in 2016. During his career as a practicing clinician and healthcare leader, he has always had a passion for clinical education, serving as a clinical instructor and Site Coordinator of Clinical Education at multiple health care institutions. His research interests include the impact of intrinsic and extrinsic factors influencing student success in clinical education, international service-learning, and inter-professional practice and education.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
The influence of the hidden curriculum within healthcare education impacts students’ perception of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCP). However, information regarding IPCP within physical therapy requires further investigation, particularly during clinical experiences. IPCP improves healthcare quality, patient experience, and medical error rates. Therefore, the aim of this study is to identify the influence of the hidden curriculum on entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students’ perception of IPCP and progression toward the IPEC Core Competencies during their terminal…