Kathleen Waite, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Duke School of Medicine
Dr. Kathleen Waite is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina. She obtained her medical degree from Duke University and Internal Medicine residency at Duke. She is actively involved in medical student education. Currently she is the co-medical director for the Interprofessional Education Clinic that brings together nursing, medical, physician assistant, physical therapy, and pharmacy faculty and students to care for patients in the urgent care setting. She is also course director for the Introduction to Outpatient General Internal Medicine at Duke and teaches in the Duke Capstone course.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
The Duke Interprofessional Education (IPE) Experience provides professional students the opportunity to participate in interprofessional clinical activities. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a novel pilot was developed to allow medical students to attend physical therapy sessions utilizing a hybrid virtual model. Students observed physical therapy sessions and discussed the session with the physical therapist and a faculty physician.In spring 2021, a novel pilot allowed medical students to voluntarily participate in physical therapy sessions. Due to social distancing, one student could be in…
Successfully Incorporating Virtual Interprofessional Students with In-Person Patients in an Emergency Department
The COVID-19 pandemic forced health professional schools to develop virtual educational opportunities in clinical care. We transitioned our already established Interprofessional Educational Clinic to allow an interprofessional team of students to virtually provide care to emergency department (ED) patients. The telehealth ED experience occurred from Sept 2020 – March 2021. ED faculty physicians were physically present with the patients and an interprofessional team of 2-3 students joined the clinical experience virtually. The sessions were 2.5 hours with a goal to provide care to 2 ED…