Erin Leiman, MD
Duke University, School of Medicine

Dr. Erin Leiman is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina. She is involved with graduate and undergraduate medical education and is the co-medical director of the Interprofessional Education Clinic that brings together professional students to care for patients in the emergency department. Dr. Leiman earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland. She received her medical degree and earned AOA honors from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She trained at the Harvard-affiliated program in Emergency Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Duke University School of Medicine, started an Interprofessional Education (IPE) Clinic in December 2014 for medical students in conjunction with the nurse practitioner and physician assistant programs. The directly observed clinic is located within the emergency department (ED) and provides care to low acuity ED patients. When initially formed, there was no dedicated registered nurse (RN) presence, and this lack of RN faculty, was identified early on as an area that could increase clinic efficiency, improve patient care, and contribute to the education of the students within the IPE clinic…
This lightning talk will present a unique model of interprofessional education (IPE) which places learners in teams to evaluate and manage clients accessing care through the emergency department (ED). The Duke IPE Clinic provides learners with multi-faceted opportunities, which include collaborative learning using a team-based approach and faculty from doctor of medicine, advanced-practice nursing, ABSN nursing, doctor of physical therapy and the physician assistant program while providing direct patient care. The IPE clinic was successfully launched in 2015 as an evening extension of the…
Background: Managing patient expectations and establishing scope of care in the emergency department (ED) is critical for optimizing patient satisfaction. Vital to expectation setting is delineating roles of healthcare team members. Medical student participation has been shown to improve satisfaction, suggesting benefit to including learners. At Duke University, students participate in an Inter-Professional Experience (IPE) clinic to provide comprehensive care to low acuity ED patients. The aim of this study is to improve patient understanding of the function and scope of the IPE clinic as…