Development Opportunities

Preceptors Assets

From the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration web site

  • Motivation for clinical teaching
  • Interest in the mentor/student relationship
  • Strong clinical skills
  • Knowledge of practice management
  • Understanding of the social/cultural composition of the community and cultural competency skills
  • Knowledge and insight about specific family structure, communication, and decision-making patterns among culturally diverse groups and subgroups within the community
  • Awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to respond in ways that are culturally competent and that tend to be effective in any situation that involves cultural differences (such as core principles related to assumptions, two-way communication, respect, and so forth)
  • Ongoing commitment to continually develop cultural competence in order to respond effectively to emerging issues and trends
  • Good relationships with site staff/health care team
  • Demonstrated community involvement
  • Strong commitment to continued professional work with under-served and/or special populations

Precepting Ideas

Core Values for Preceptors

Core Values

  • Professionalism
  • Desire to educate and share knowledge with students
  • Willingness to mentor
  • Time commitment for precepting
  • Respect for others
  • Willingness to work with a diverse student population

Elements of Precepting

  • Partnership for education
  • Role modeling
  • Education
  • Coaching
  • Evaluation of performance
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork
  • Investment of time & energy
  • Negotiation & individualization of learning activities
  • Guidance