Nathan Spell, MD
Associate Dean for Education and Professional Development
Emory School of Medicine
Nathan Spell, MD, is a general internist, Professor, and Associate Dean for Education and Professional Development at the Emory School of Medicine. He is an expert in quality improvement and patient safety and directs the Emory Quality Academy. Dr. Spell is also the executive director of the Office of Continuing Medical Education and is a proponent of interprofessional education at every opportunity in the programs he develops and supports.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

COVID-19 required innovative approaches to educating health professions students who could no longer attend in-person classes or clinical rotations. Interprofessional education (IPE) activities were similarly impacted. To replace an in-person IPE activity slated for this spring, nursing and medical students with similar levels of clinical experience came together to attend a synchronous virtual session focused on discharge planning. Twenty-eight nursing students and eleven medical students attended a 90 minute session via Zoom. Students received pre-readings, the day’s agenda, learning…