Kelly Caverzagie, MD, FACP, FHM
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Kelly Caverzagie, MD is the Associate Dean for Educational Strategy at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine (UNMC) where he is responsible for leading a multi-year curricular redesign. He also serves as the Vice-President for Education for Nebraska Medicine, the primary clinical partner of UNMC. As Vice-President, Dr. Caverzagie has accountability for measuring and improving upon the clinical learning environment for all health professional learners. To accomplish this goal, he has established the Office of Health Professions Education, a single department dedicated to aligning and integrating the clinical and educational missions of Nebraska Medicine and UNMC.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
There are multiple operational areas that develop and deploy education and training at Nebraska Medicine for the purposes of dissemination to multiple audiences. With the knowledge that “everyone in a clinical learning environment is a learner” and that “reliable communications are a hallmark of a high-functioning interprofessional clinical learning environment” (NCICLE 2017 Envisioning the Optimal Clinical Learning Environment), an Education Steering Committee (ESC) with Director-level organizational leaders from Nebraska Medicine and UNMC was established. ESC’s charge is to increase…
Background, including statement of problem and aims: There is tremendous focus on the clinical learning environment (CLE) due to its significant impact on learning and patient outcomes. While much has been done to identify challenges for the future of the CLE, next steps are difficult to identify. In October 2018, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada hosted a global consensus conference on the CLE. The objective of this conference was to reflect upon and identify gaps in the current literature in order to delineate tangible short- and long-term goals towards improving CLE’s…
Workshop Description and Learning Objectives:1) Introductions and review of CLE measurement and optimization at Nebraska Medicine2) Using “Think-Pair-Share” to prompt individual reflection and feedback from near-peers regarding CLE measurement. Develop a shared mental model about what it means to measure the CLE through frame of reference training. Individual facilitators assigned to individual small groups. Participants write down an immediate next step on action plan worksheet. (Objective #1 and #3) 3) Provide example CLE data to participants who then use “Think-Pair-Share” to prompt…
The Clinical Learning Environment (CLE) is critically important to the professional growth and development of learners from all health professions. While often thought about in isolation from the perspective of a singular profession, the reality is that the CLE is fluid and dynamic--changing with the varied interactions and responsibilities of the interprofessional team. Due to the direct and unique contribution of interprofessional care teams to the CLE, accurate measurement of the CLE will be critical to ensuring an optimal environment for learning and professional growth. Despite the…