Ellen Luebbers, MD
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Ellen Luebbers, MD is an Assistant Professor at the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine. She is the co-leader for CWRU Interprofessional Steering Committee and Director of IPE at the School of Medicine. She is the Interim Medical Director of the Mt. Sinai Skills and Simulation Center at CWRU. She is the primary investigator on an IPE grant from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and a Key Bank Foundation grant to develop community based IPE. She is a board certified pathologist and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in professional leadership development for healthcare quality and systems improvement.

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…
The Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Student Run Health Clinic (SRHC), provides a rich environment to optimize interprofessional clinical learning environments, while addressing the needs of an underserved community. This clinic provides students from different health professions, the opportunity practice and learn together on interprofessional student teams, both in caring for patients in a clinic and in the community, and in leading a mini-health care organization. The SRHC started at CWRU as an interprofessional venture between medical and nursing students in 2011. The structure of…
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…