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Resources and Links for Preceptors
For the Office-based Teacher of Family Medicine is a monthly column from the Family Medicine Journal, published by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM).  The column contains articles with useful information and viewpoints from preceptors. 

Expert Preceptor Interactive Curriculum  (EPIC) (University of North Carolina School of Medicine)

  • online training modules containing audioclips, exercises and case studies on Setting the Stage, Effective Teaching in the Community Practice, Evaluating Performance and Giving Feedback, Teamwork in Health Care, Information Technology, Evidence-Based Care, Clinician-Patient Relationships, Changing Environment:  Managing Care, Health Promotion / Disease Prevention, and Working in the Community.  Continuing education credit available.

For Preceptors:
ACP-ASIM Online - Community-Based Teaching (American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine)
  • a quarterly newsletter called CBT News
  • a database of community-based teaching articles, audio tapes and other related publications
  • Clinical Problem Solving Cases:  web-based internal medicine cases (2 cases per month for $50/year, 1 Category 1 CME credit)
Student and Resident Preceptorships (Montana AHEC)
  • descriptions of the program, including "A Learning Plan"
  • helpful tips for students and preceptors
  • links to additional web resources

Clinical Preceptor Modules (Medical College of Wisconsin)

  • click on "Log in" to begin
  • online modules:  Principles of Education, Characteristics of Effective Clinical Teachers, Orienting Your Learner, Learner/Preceptor Expectations, Teaching Methods, Teaching in the Presence of the Patient, and Feedback
Association for Surgical Education Educational Clearinghouse
  • books, videos, and other materials on teaching
Penn State College of Medicine Center for Primary Care
  • online manual for preceptors
  • issues of Praeceptor, a newsletter for preceptors
  • some frequently asked questions about being a preceptor
Medical Education Online
  • web-based journal 
  • forum for disseminating information on educating physicians and other health professionals
  • repository for resources such as curricula, data sets, syllabi, software, and instructional material developers wish to make available to the health education community
Flynn, J.P. (Ed.). (1997). The role of the preceptor: A guide for nurse educators and clinicians. New York: Springer.

Hayes, E. (1994). Helping preceptors mentor the next generation of nurse practitioners. Nurse Practitioner, 19 (6), 62-66.

Letizia, M. & Jennrich, J. (1998). A review of preceptorship in undergraduate nursing education: Implications for staff development. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 29 (5), 211-216.

McHugh, M., Duprat, L. & Clifford, J.C. (1996). Enhancing support of the graduate nurse. American Journal of Nursing, 96 (6), 57-62.

Meng, A. & Conti, A. (1995). Preceptor development: An opportunity to stimulate critical thinking. Journal of Nursing Staff Development, 11 (2), 71-76.

Ohrling, K. & Hallbert, I.R. (2000). Nurses' lived experiences of being a preceptor. Journal of Professional Nursing, 16 (4), 228-239.

Rittman, M.R. & Osburn, J. (1995). An interpretive analysis of precepting an unsafe student. Journal of Nursing Education, 34 (5), 217-221.

 Development and dissemination of these materials were supported by a HRSA Family Medicine Training Grant, #1D15PE50119-01.

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