Preceptor Resources

Before the student arrives

The student should reach out 1-2 weeks before the start date with information about themselves including past rotations and goals for the upcoming rotations

It is vital that the student has a proper introduction and orientation into your practice.

A detailed orientation checklist with descriptions of each component as provided by the PAEA.

This tool will help identify the ability and level of experience each student has prior to the rotation, with a list of common behaviors and actions to prepare for in order to help evaluate the student through the rotation

Time To Teach

This method is a brief teaching tool that fosters assessment of student knowledge as well as provision of timely feedback.

 SNAPPS is a learner-centered teaching approach to clinical education consisting of six steps

It is encouraged that our students are integrated into charting in the medical record. This helps prepare them for the ever demanding increases in EMR usage as well as decreasing the burden placed on preceptors.

On average, patients who receive care from a student and a provider receive 12.8 more minutes per visit. With the students charting, it brings down the extra time required from the provider from 3.8 minutes to 0.5 minutes (Usatine RP, Tremoulet PT, Irby D. Time-efficient Preceptors in Ambulatory Care Settings. Academic Medicine. 2000;75(6):639-642. doi:10.1097/00001888-200006000-00016.)

“The teaching physician must personally perform (or re-perform) the physical exam and medical decision making activities of the E/M service being billed, but may verify any student documentation of them in the medical record, rather than re-documenting this work.” CMS: Medical Claims Processing Manual.

Providing Feedback

Use this tool to help students identify their own strengths and areas for improvement as well as provides preceptors with the opportunity to share positive and constructive feedback to students

Article published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine that reviews literature regarding feedback and provides an algorithm for general feedback.

Thomas JD, Arnold RM. Giving Feedback. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2011;14(2):233-239. doi:10.1089/jpm.2010.0093.

Article from the Hospital of Pharmacy providing an excellent checklist to providing feedback.

Wilkinson ST, Couldry R, Phillips H, Buck B. Preceptor Development: Providing Effective Feedback. Hospital Pharmacy. 2013;48(1):26-32. doi:10.1310/hpj4801-26.