Thank you for your interest in clinical precepting and for partnering with PNWU to fulfill the mission to educate and train health care professionals emphasizing service among rural and medically underserved communities throughout the Northwest.
Preceptors committed to providing high-quality, patient-centered care is the cornerstone of the clinical rotation experiences and incorporating medical learners into your health care team, letting them participate in and share the workload, is a rewarding way to give back to your profession and ensure that the next generation of physicians is ready to care for our communities.
Growing your skills as a clinical preceptor enables you to utilize students in your patient encounters, seamlessly transitioning from patient care delivery to education delivery, without compromising patient care, patient satisfaction, or provider well-being.
The pages contained here will serve as a resource to improve your knowledge in the clinical precepting competencies, provide ideas to streamline your clinical teaching, and improve your efficient delivery of medical education in your practice setting.
Teaching Competencies for Community Preceptors
A group of educators and clinicians have developed and published a list of teaching competencies for community preceptors found in the article entitled "Teaching Competencies for Community Preceptors".
Renewable Resources for Preceptors
PNWU focuses on the Pacific Northwest, but PNWU students can be found working with patients and preceptors across the nation.
Providing Learner-Focused Education
The goal is to demonstrate a commitment to the learners’ success and well-being leading to growth into their professional roles.
Teaching Interpersonal and Communication Skills
The goal is to teach and communicate effectively.
Demonstrating Professionalism Through Role Modeling
The goal is to demonstrate best educational and evidence-based practices and role model those behaviors for learners.
Focusing on Practice-Based Reflection and Improvement
The goal is to role model continuous self-assessment and life-long learning.
Completing Learner Assessments
The goal is to provide appropriate feedback.