Steve Jernigan, PT, PhD
University of Kansas Medical Center, School of Health Professions

Dr. Jernigan is the Director of the DPT program and assistant professor for the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC). He has been heavily involved with KUMC’s Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research as a lead for both the Curriculum and the Assessment and Scholarship Committees.  He also leads the IPE Champions Workgroup for the School of Health Professions. Dr. Jernigan has had multiple opportunities, regionally and nationally, to train clinicians and educators in IPE and effective interprofessional precepting.  Dr. Jernigan currently precepts health professions’ learners in an interprofessional teaching clinic and coordinates an interprofessional hospital discharge simulation experience with colleagues. He served on the Board of Directors for the National Interprofessional Education Consortium and is a Distinguished Scholar and Fellow of the Physical Therapy Academy of the National Academies of Practice. His research focus is Interprofessional Education and Practice. He strives to further IPE across the nation while collaborating alongside exceptional interprofessional colleagues who share his ultimate goal of improving healthcare.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
This workshop is designed to provide an introduction to the key elements of the two-day 'Preceptors in the Nexus' workshop.  Interactive and fast-paced, participants will learn how to create a culture of interprofessional collaboration that aligns education and practice and optimizes the interprofessional clinical learning environment.