WHAT IS A PRECEPTOR?
Preceptors support, evaluate, and provide vital feedback that can help students improve their critical problem solving skills and their professional approach with patients and colleagues.
Primarily, preceptors provide students an opportunity to apply concepts, techniques, and to develop attitudes, values, and an individual approach to patient care. Additionally, preceptors assign students responsibilities that correspond to their capabilities and their schools’ learning program objectives.
Preceptors can increase the students’ confidence and focus on attaining clinical skills, enhance their communication abilities, and expand their decision-making processes. An effective preceptor can make all the difference in the professional life of students and the care that their potential patients receive.
• Assist and support learning experiences for the student
• Facilitate the development of knowledge, clinical skills and professional attitudes
• Supervise, guide and act as a role model
• Help to orient the student to the work environment
• Provide ‘hands-on’ skills and experience
HOW TO BECOME A PRECEPTOR?
Determine which osteopathic schools are in close proximity to you and select the schools that you are interested in serving as a preceptor. Each osteopathic school has its set of requirements and its own application process. Some schools have regional coordinators assigned to the area to review the proposed rotation information and current rotation needs. Contact the appropriate staff at your schools of interest to gather the preceptor information and details.
EARN CME CREDIT
Osteopathic physicians serving as preceptors in any AOA approved osteopathic medical education program may be granted Category 1-B credit. A maximum of 60 credits may be applied to the 120-hour requirement for preceptoring.
Osteopathic Physicians that teach/preceptor osteopathic residents regardless of the institution residency affiliation may be granted Category 1-B credit. To obtain credit in non AOA accredited institution/hospitals the Program Director or DME must send a signed evaluation to the Division of CME verifying the teaching activity.
No credit is available for preceptoring physician assistants, nurse practitioners, or allopathic medical students.
2017 AWARD RECIPIENTS
Nancy A. Bono, D.O, FACOFP
Jeffery B. Bushman, D.O.
Joy S. Elliott, D.O., FACOFP
Richard A. Ortoski, D.O., FACOFP
Robin L. Richardson, D.O.
Regan P. Shabloski, D.O., FACOFP
Stephen M. Swetech, D.O., FACOFP dist.
James A. Taylor, D.O.
James L. Valentine, D.O.
Alesia J. Wagner, D.O., FACOFP dist.
Jan D. Zieren, D.O., MPH, FACOFP dist.