Kathleen Waite, MD, FACP
Duke University, School of Medicine

Dr. Kathleen Waite is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Duke University Hospital. She obtained her medical degree from Duke University and completed her Internal Medicine residency at Duke. She is actively involved in both undergraduate and graduate student education. Currently she is the co-course director for the Interprofessional Education Clinic and course director of the Introduction to Outpatient General Internal Medicine at Duke. Teaching activities also include the Duke Capstone course and precepting outpatient medicine resident.

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…