Mitchell Heflin, MD, MHS
Associate Dean and Director of the Center for Interprofessional Education and Care (IPEC)
Duke Health Center for Interprofessional Education and Care (IPEC)
Mitchell T. Heflin, MD, MHS, is Associate Dean and Director of the Center for Interprofessional Education and Care (IPEC) and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics for Duke University School of Medicine. As a seasoned educator who values relationship-building, creativity, and robust evaluation when developing innovative education programming at Duke, he is interested in promoting innovative educational curricula for all types and levels of health professionals. Dr. Heflin earned his MD from the University of Virginia and completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in geriatrics at Duke University.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Description: This session will describe a year-long professional development program for experienced educators from multiple health professions and disciplines. This program provides both didactics on adult learning principles and practical instruction on curriculum development through a team-based project. Instructional methods for this virtual program included interactive presentations, small group discussion, mentoring, and project-driven activities. Instructional content includes a stepwise approach to curriculum design and implementation as well as professional development around…
Background: CO-TEACH is a compact telehealth curriculum delivered to 36 interprofessional students across ten health professions from Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 2020-21 academic year. Student leaders and faculty collaborators from both universities partnered to create this novel curriculum. Course objectives included conducting effective, multidisciplinary telehealth consultations and recognizing issues of access and equity in telehealth utilization. Many CO-TEACH students also participated in Hotspotting, a program that partners health…
Objectives:1. Review the rationale and reasoning behind the development of an interprofessional clinical learning experience 2. Discuss resources and commitments required for the development and maintenance of an interprofessional clinical learning experience 3. Review the “existential” questions that must be addressed when considering an interprofessional clinical learning experience 4. Brainstorm ideas and formulate answers that are profession and program specific in order to develop and grow an interprofessional clinical learning experienceThis Seminar is an opportunity to examine and…