Elena Riccio Leach, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Dr. Elena Riccio Leach is a full-time Assistant Professor at UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry. She is assistant leader in the clinical general dentistry group practices and director of the Introduction to Patient Care course in the sophomore year and of the Clinical Patient Management course for the junior dental students. Her service commitments, among others, include being part of the LINC Clinical IPE group with the intent of researching and informing best practices in clinical interprofessional education at the university level. Dr. Riccio Leach also practices as a provider at the UT Dentistry Faculty Practice Clinic.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Poster Description: Background: While critical to improving learning and health care outcomes, large-scale clinical interprofessional education (IPE) within authentic clinical learning environments (CLEs) remains challenging. As a bridge to transition from preclinical to clinical IPE at a large academic health center, our team designed and piloted a self-guided, para-clinical IPE experience that will allow hundreds of interprofessional student groups to apply IPEC-derived teamwork concepts learned together to their individual experiences within CLEs. Results from this initial para-clinical…