LINC Clinical IPE Initiative

The LINC Clinical IPE Initiative resides within the LINC Faculty Council. This working group is dedicated to advancing interprofessional education (IPE) activities that take place in clinical settings, in the context of patient care, as part of formal curricula. Clinical IPE activities lead to a formal transcript designation; for example, as a required educational experience during a credit-bearing clinical/experiential rotation. Annually, the Leader of the LINC Clinical IPE Initiative and the LINC Director collaborate to develop charges to guide Initiative efforts and maximize contributions to the QEP.

Fiscal Year 2023 Charges

Publish, in peer-reviewed journals, pending manuscripts from the clinical IPE scoping review project.

Develop, implement, and evaluate the LINC Clinical IPE Experience pilot project in Fall/Winter 2022 in preparation for its university-wide launch in Spring/Summer 2023.

Submit at least one national peer-reviewed poster or podium presentation based on efforts and/or outcomes associated with the Fall/Winter 2022 LINC Clinical IPE Experience pilot project.

Submit for publication, in a peer-reviewed journal, a manuscript describing efforts and/or outcomes from the Fall/Winter 2022 LINC Clinical IPE Experience pilot project.

Working in collaboration with the Leader of the LINC Faculty & Staff Development Initiative, contribute clinical IPE expertise to the creation of workshops aimed at improving the IPE knowledge and skills of UT Health San Antonio employees and their attempts to increase quality IPE opportunities for students.

Continue to collaborate with the LINC Library Liaison to maintain and/or update the clinical IPE article library collection.

Submit at least one proposal for extramural funding to support the LINC Clinical IPE Initiative’s efforts to develop high-quality clinical IPE.

Contributions to Collaborative Scholarship

Click here to view a summary of scholarly dissemination products from the LINC Clinical IPE Initiative.

Temple Ratcliffe, MD, FACPTemple A. Ratcliffe, M.D., MS-HPEd
Leader, LINC Clinical IPE Initiative
Associate Professor/Clinical, Long School of Medicine

Temple Ratcliffe, M.D., MS-HPEd, leads the LINC Faculty Council’s Clinical IPE Initiative, which spearheads the Clinical IPE Track within the LINC Faculty & Staff Development Program. Dr. Ratcliffe is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Health San Antonio, and he serves as Director of the Internal Medicine Clerkship at the Long School of Medicine. His teaching has been recognized by numerous awards, including the UT Presidential Teaching Excellence Award. He is also a Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Faculty Scholar and inductee in the Gold Humanism Honor Society. His current scholarly areas of interest include IPE, clinical reasoning and learner assessment. Dr. Ratcliffe has represented the Long School of Medicine on the LINC Faculty Council since June 2018.

Angela KennedyAngela Kennedy, S.L.P.D., CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor & Clinical Coordinator, Speech Language Pathology Program
School of Health Professions

Angela Kennedy, SLP.D., CCC-SLP, received her Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology in 2019 from Northwestern University and her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX in 2007. She practiced clinically within a variety of settings including education, rehabilitation and home health. She is currently an Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education at UT Health Science Center in San Antonio in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She currently directs all clinical education aspects of graduate students in speech-language pathology across their program of study including clinical preparation, clinical practicums and community-based clinical practice. Her current areas of research interest include increasing access to rehabilitative services for pediatric patients with communication disorders in under-resourced areas, examining the training and equipping of speech-language pathologists specifically in the area of speech sound disorders and the implementation of interprofessional clinically based activities in graduate-level curriculums.

Rebecca D. Moote, Pharm.D., M.Sc., BCPS
Adjoint Associate Professor, Long School of Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor & Assistant Division Head, College of Pharmacy,
The University of Texas at Austin

Rebecca Moote, Pharm.D., M.Sc., BCPS, serves as the IPE Scholarship Dissemination Coordinator for Linking Interprofessional Networks for Collaboration (LINC), at UT Health San Antonio. Dr. Moote is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Texas College of Pharmacy and has an adjunct appointment with the Department of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio. She also serves as the Assistant Division Head of the Pharmacotherapy Division for the UT College of Pharmacy. Dr. Moote received her Doctor of Pharmacy in 2007 from The University of Texas at Austin and her Master of Science in Pharmacy and Advanced Practice Pharmacotherapy Specialty Residency at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas in 2009. She started her academic career at Regis University in Denver Colorado where she was promoted to Associate Professor. Dr. Moote maintains an active practice as a clinical internal medicine pharmacist at University Hospital.

Dr. Moote has been involved in interprofessional education as part of her teaching, service and research since 2009. She has created IPE teaching materials and curricula for orientation events, palliative care and medical surgical simulations and co-curricular experiences. She has received grant funding for interprofessional projects and was awarded a LINC Seed Grant in 2020 for clinical interprofessional education for dental and pharmacy students to optimize pain management prescribing in a dental surgical setting. She currently serves on the LINC Faculty Council’s Clinical IPE workgroup and has provided faculty development training with this group for the last two years. She has multiple publications in interprofessional education as well as two book chapters and has presented her work on interprofessional education at a national level. She also serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice.

Elena Riccio Leach, D.D.S., M.S.
Assistant Professor/Clinical, Department of Comprehensive Dentistry
School of Dentistry

Elena Riccio Leach, D.D.S., M.S., graduated in 1998 from the School of Dentistry of the Second University of Napoli, Italy and practiced as a general dentist for nine years before joining the Italian Navy as a Dental Officer. During her seven years of military service she earned her M.S. in Orthodontics at the University of Milano, Italy. In 2014 she moved with her family to San Antonio, Texas and earned her D.D.S. and Texas dental license through the International Dentist Education Program (IDEP) at the School of Dentistry at the UT Health San Antonio in 2016. She is Assistant Professor/Clinical at the UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry. She is assistant leader in the general group practices, supervising and instructing dental students during their daily comprehensive clinical activity. In addition, she is co-director and developer of the Introduction to Patient Care course which is part of the innovative curriculum for earlier clinical education of pre-clinical dental students, her focus being diagnosis and treatment planning and patient record management. She is also co-director of the umbrella clinical patient management course in the junior year. Her service commitments, among others, include being part of the LINC Clinical IPE Initiative 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.

Marta VivesMarta Vives, D.N.P., PMHNP, CNS, BC, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

Marta Vives, D.N.P., FPMHNP, CNS, BC, RN, obtained her Doctorate in Nursing Practice in 2012 from the University of Tennessee and her master’s degree from George Mason University in 2002.  She is Assistant Professor/Clinical of advanced practice graduate and doctorate level nursing students at UT Health, School of Nursing. She serves as chair and mentor for students developing performance improvement projects at a doctoral level (D.N.P.).  She is an ANCC board certified Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner as well as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. She practices as a behavioral health provider at UT Health Wellness 360 clinic.

Past Members

We would like to recognize and thank the following past member of the LINC Clinical IPE Initiative: Christine Gaspard, M.S.L.S., Library Liaison (2019-2020).