Joshua Collins, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Wayne State University
Joshua Collins, M.D. is a an internist and clinical assistant professor and Medical Director of the Kado Clinical Skills Center at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include curricular development related to foundational skill acquisition including of skills in communication and clinical reasoning. He recently spearheaded a horizontally integrated professional coaching program for medical students during their clerkship year. Dr. Collins works collaboratively across the medical school and University to educate students from multiple professional schools using simulation both in person and in the virtual space.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background: Participation in interprofessional education (IPE) during formal education is necessary to properly prepare students to collaborate with various disciplines in their clinical practice. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated room capacity restrictions and social distancing recommendations have made it challenging for educators and institutions to continue the implementation of IPE activities. The safety of students and patients/clients is necessary when providing IPE opportunities in our current pandemic climate. Therefore, telehealth modality was implemented to…
Background: In response to COVID-19, regulations governing Telehealth were relaxed providing new opportunities for patient care delivery. Training students to deliver Telehealth became essential. We developed an interprofessional curriculum to deliver Telehealth education with a focus on recognizing and addressing health disparities. Methodology: The curriculum was delivered through asynchronous modules, a synchronous virtual orientation, and a Telehealth simulation. Students were assigned in interprofessional teams of 3-5 disciplines. Prior to orientation each student received a case to…