Preceptor Handbook and Resources

PAEA is pleased to offer the publication, Preceptor Orientation Handbook: Tips, Tools, and Guidance for Physician Assistant Preceptors. The handbook was developed by PAEA’s Committee on Clinical Education (CCE), formerly the Clinical Education Committee, and members of its Preceptor Handbook Subcommittee. The handbook is a valuable resource for clinical coordinators, and will guide their work with preceptors.

At this time, we are only providing the electronic version for free to PAEA members. Non-members, please see your affiliate PA program for a copy.

To receive this members-only handbook, please log into the Digital Learning Hub. Once you are logged in, click on “Digital Learning Hub” in the menu and then “Log in Via PAEA Learning.”

If you do not have a Digital Learning Hub account, you can request one through this form.


Our Committee on Clinical Education has created a set of “One-Pagers for Preceptors” to help streamline and enhance this essential experience. The one-pagers below combine some of the committee’s own resources as well as some of the best precepting practices that are outlined in the literature.

These handy one-pagers offer time-tested methods for making the precepting experience as efficient and rewarding as possible.