TTUHSC El Paso Community Physicians Role
- Assign appropriate patients to student(s).
- Allow the student time to review the chart, talk to the patient and do an exam prior to the preceptor entering.
- Discuss the case with the student briefly before entering patient room.
- Preceptor will generally perform his/her history and physical with student observing.
- Demonstrate pertinent physical findings to student; confirm findings of student.
- Answer patient questions prior to leaving the room – or allow student to answer questions.
- Discuss briefly with student plan and next steps; give student assignment of reading or further knowledge needed for better comprehension of the clinical scenario.
- Student is expected to write a note documenting the H&P or progress note to be given to the preceptor (if part of medical record, will need to be signed by physician and follow compliance policies for billing).
- Allow student(s) to participate at an appropriate level in the expected procedures for the designated clerkship.
- Preceptor will give feedback at the end of each day verbally and at the end of the week on paper – copy to be sent to coordinator/CD.
- Complete student assessments in a timely fashion (within two weeks).
- Serve as a role model for professionalism.
- Preceptors will be expected to participate in faculty development activities on an annual.
Preceptor Example Videos
The One Minute Preceptor
Demontration of the One-Minute Preceptor