Serving as a role model to future PAs is a noble endeavor that many clinicians aspire to — but are often hesitant to take on due to the time and energy involved. That’s why our Committee on Clinical Education has created a set of “One-Pagers for Preceptors” to help streamline and enhance this essential experience. They have also put together some guidelines to serve as a resource for PA educators who are designing curriculum to support PA students in the transition from student to qualified PA.
The preceptor one-pagers, listed below, combine some of the committee’s own resources as well as some of the best precepting practices that are outlined in the literature:
- Incorporating Students into Patient Care/Workflow
- The One-Minute Preceptor
- Ask-Tell-Ask Feedback Model
- SNAPPS: A Six-Step Learner-Centered Approach to Clinical Education
- Introducing/Orienting a PA Student to Your Practice
- Tailoring Clinical Teaching to an Individual Student
Check out the “Transition to Professional Practice” guidelines as well as the preceptor one-pagers, offering time-tested methods for making the precepting experience as efficient and rewarding as possible. We’re sure that you, your preceptors, and your students will benefit from these valuable tips and suggestions.