Faculty and Staff : Full-Time Faculty

Elsa M. Drevyn, DPT

Primary Appointment:
Department of Physical Therapy, Miller School of Medicine, Assistant Professor
and Director of Clinical Education

Education:
DPT Physical Therapy (2010), Northeastern University, Boston, MA

MSPT Physical Therapy (1989), University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

BS Health Science (1988), University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Certifications and Licensure:
PT license: Florida
APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Trainer 2014
APTA Advanced Clinical Instructor Credentialing 2012
APTA Clinical Instructor Credentialing 2011
Clinical Educator’s Certification – FCCE 2007
Infant, Toddler and Family Specialist NC 2003
CPR certification (through 2016)

Research/Scholarship:
My primary focus of research is in the area of Clinical Education including areas such as professionalism, communication activities, the Clinical Performance Instrument, amongst others. Other areas of interest also include: Interprofessional education (IPE), Integrated Clinical Experiences (ICE) and Special Olympics FunFitness

Clinical Focus:
Acute Care at the University of Miami Hospital

Publications and abstracts:
1. FUNfitness Screening – A Collaborative and Integrated Clinical Experience and Service Learning Opportunity to Build Professionalism and Clinical Skills in Physical Therapy Students
Authors: E. Drevyn; Stern D.; Roberts L. – NEXT 2016
2. Top Communication Activities Utilized by Physical Therapists in the Clinic
Authors: Masin H., E. Drevyn, Gusman L., Roach K. – Educational Leadership Conference 2016
3. A Collaborative Interdisciplinary Experience to Build Communication and Clinical Skills in Physical Therapy Students
Authors: E. Drevyn, Kirk-Sanchez N. – Educational Leadership Conference 2016
4. Physical Impairments in Athletes with Intellectual Disability Participating in Fitness Screening
Authors: E. Drevyn, Cabrera A., Collins S., Tsiknakis M., Mackin A., Kirk-Sanchez N. – Combined Sections Meeting 2017
5. Comparing the Frequency and Perceived Importance of Inter-Professional Communication Activities in Inpatient and Outpatient Physical Therapy Settings
Authors: Masin H., E. Drevyn, Roach K., Gusman L.– Combined Sections Meeting 2017
6. The Impact of Terminal Physical Therapy Clinical Internship Setting on Clinical Performance Instrument Scores”
Authors: E. Drevyn, Kirk-Sanchez N., Gusman L., Roach K. – Combined Sections Meeting 2017
7. Development of an integrated clinical experience combining a Spanish course and pro-bono clinic participation for physical therapy students
Authors: E. Drevyn, Kirk-Sanchez N., Glynn T., Segura J. – Educational Leadership Conference 2017
8. Impact of the Interview Process on student decision making when choosing a Physical Therapy Program
Authors: E. Drevyn, Gusman L., Kirk-Sanchez N., McElroy M. Vega J., Raya M. – Combined Sections Meeting 2018

Peer-reviewed Presentations:
1. Stern, D., Drevyn, E., Roberts, L., “FUNfitness Screening – A Collaborative and Integrated Clinical Experience and Service Learning Opportunity to Build Professionalism and Clinical Skills in Physical Therapy Students Between Universities”
Health Professionals Division poster presentation at NOVA Southeastern University February 12, 2016
2. Drevyn, E., Gusman L., Masin H. “Survival Skills For Affective Education – Integrating Professional Behaviors in a Health Professional’s Curriculum”, Presented at Nova University at the Health Professions Educational Research Symposium, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, January 2011

Funded Research:
Agency: State of Florida, Johnny B. Byrd Sr, Alzheimer’s Center and Research Institute
Title: Physical activity, fitness, and cognition among participants in the Florida ADRC Clinical core.
Principal investigator: Neva Kirk-Sanchez
Role: Research Assistant

Continue Education Courses Taught:
Drevyn E., “Fostering Clinical Reasoning During Clinical Experiences” Presented at Nicklaus Children Hospital – Kendall branch. Invited presentation, June 13, 2018
Drevyn E., Smith K., “Clinical Reasoning for Physical Therapy Students”, Florida Consortium of Clinical Educators, Presented via Videoconference at NSU sites throughout the state of Florida, January 19, 2018
Drevyn E., “Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program”, Presented at Keiser University, Ft. Lauderdale, August 2017
Drevyn E., “Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program”, Presented at University of Miami, Coral Gables, March 2017
Drevyn E., “Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program”, Presented at University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, July 2016
Drevyn E., “Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program”, Presented at Keiser University, Ft. Lauderdale, February 2016
Drevyn E., Musolino G. “Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program”, Presented at University of Miami, Coral Gables, August 2015
Drevyn E., Musolino G. “Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program”, Presented at Keiser University, Ft. Lauderdale, January 2015
Drevyn E., Gusman L. “The Roles and Responsibilities of the Clinical Instructors in Preparing the Doctor of Physical Therapy Student”. Presented at Miami-Dade County Public School System, November 2014 – Invited presentation
Drevyn, E., Gusman L., Davis C. “Understanding Professional Behaviors and Making Positive Changes in the Clinic”. Presented at Baptist Hospital, Miami, FL, December 2012 – Invited presentation
Member FCCE focus group, “Collaborative Model of Clinical Education,” 2012
Instructor, FCCE Clinical Educator’s Certification course (2009)

Professional and honorary organizations:
APTA member– 1991 – Current
Education Section 2010 – present
Clinical Education section 2012 – present
APTA’s Clinical Education SIG Recording Secretary – May 2017 – present
FPTA Membership committee member – 2012-present.
Chair of the Florida Consortium of Clinical Educators 2015-present
Vice –chair of the Florida Consortium of Clinical Educators – June 2014 – June 2015.
Chair of the Southeastern Florida Consortium of Clinical Educators –2010-2014
Member of the Florida Consortium of Clinical Educators – 2007-present
FPTA – SE district Assembly Representative – August 2014 – present
Clinical Director for Special Olympics FunFitness Program – April 2013 – present
Trainer for the APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program – June 2014 – present

Other Professional Activities:
Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program – member of sub-group focused on developing online “refresher” modules to supplement the CCIP – January 2017 – present

Service:
Committee of Academic Review
It Makes a Mentor – Undergrad student mentorship program – 2015 – present
Class Advisor & Faculty Liaison– 2011, 2016, 2017,2018, 2019, 2020
Admission Committee member – 2009-present
Member Florida Consortium of Clinical Educators 2008 – present.
Pro-bono service LAGO clinic at the University of Miami Hospital
Special Olympics FunFitness Clinical Director and collaborator – 2014 – present
Special Olympics FunFitness event, Clinical Director, April 12, 2013
Special Olympics FUNfitness Clinical Director and collaborator – Tennis competition 2014
Physical Therapy volunteer, Haiti through Medishare, 2011. 1 week.

Courses Taught:
PTS 620 – Spanish for Physical Therapists
PTS 670 – Clinical Skills in Physical Therapy
PTS 710 – Clinical Internship I
PTS 711 – Clinical Internship II
PTS 803 – Clinical Internship III
PTS 804 – Clinical Internship IV