Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Roles & Responsibilities of Undergraduate Preceptors

Roles & Responsibilities of Undergraduate Preceptors

  • Orient the student to the clinical site and staff
  • Discuss student clinical learning objectives and then create a “roadmap” to guide the clinical experience. With preceptor input, the objectives may expand to reflect the patient unit/facility.
  • Promote a positive learning environment that encourages self-directed inquiry, development of critical analysis skills and allows for professional reflection and role development.
  • Validate clinical findings and data reported by the student. Review documentation in the medical record as required.
  • When time and space allow, directly observe the student interacting with patients. This can help students to refine their assessment, care, and approach and provide real-time feedback to reinforce learning.
  • Communicate with faculty facilitator regarding a student’s progress. Advise faculty if there is concern that a student is not progressing as expected or deviates from expected professional behavior.
  • Complete and submit student evaluation at the completion of the rotation.
Washington State University