Your preceptor role is:

Expect the student to provide:

  • Student resume/CV
  • Goals for the semester – it is appropriate for the student to modify his or her goals if advised to do so by the preceptor
  • A copy of the syllabus for the clinical course they are taking

Your role in providing clinical supervision to the student could include the following:

  • Define goals/expectations of the clinical rotation
  • Observe as the student performs at least one or more complete and/or focused exams on each clinical day and the health education being disseminated to the patient/family
  • Validate the assessment findings and their recommended management plans
  • Ensure the pharmacological recommendations are appropriate considering drug interaction effects, dosage, polypharmacy, and ethnicity/gender/age.
  • Assist the student to develop expertise in establishing an appropriate differential diagnosis and in selecting the most appropriate diagnostic tests
  • Validate the student’s interpretation of diagnostic tests
  • Communicate with the student and student’s clinical evaluator about successes and concerns
  • Complete and submit student evaluation at the completion of the rotation
  • Notify WSU of any concerns or problems by contacting the clinical evaluator or clinical track coordinator

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