Catherine Demko, PhD
Case Western Reserve University, School of Dental Medicine
Catherine Demko, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Dentistry at the CWRU School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Demko serves as a Co-Investigator and Lead Evaluator on the ILEAP project, funded by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and the Key Bank Foundation. She is an epidemiologist who has served as a PI and Co-I on NIH funded initiatives for oral health, health promotion, and practice change.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Teaching collaborative care team skills to students is an on-going challenge. At Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) a program has been developed which places early learner student teams in clinical and community settings, known as Interprofessional Learning Experience and Practice (ILEAP). The student teams, like professional health care teams, do not remember to stop to huddle or regularly give each other feedback. Although student teams are required to reflect upon their team skills at the end of each session, they originally did not seem to understand how to remain aware of, and…
In preparation for collaborative care practice, students require opportunities to practice and demonstrate their skills in authentic clinical settings or highly-simulated scenarios. At Case Western Reserve University, our Interprofessional Learning Experience and Practice (ILEAP) program places interprofessional student teams of early learners into health care settings for 5-8 weeks to practice team skills, experience team-based patient care and add value to the clinic site. At the conclusion of the ILEAP experience, teams participate in a multi-station Objective Structured Clinical…