UNT Health Science Center Physician Assistant Program
Read on for more information on the advantages of Precepting, Benefits of a Preceptor, and preceptor resources. Feel free to contact us with any feedback, we value your opinion.
Precepting PA students
Considering becoming a preceptor for physician assistant (PA) students is an exciting commitment to educate the next generation of Physician Assistants. The experiences obtained in your established clinical setting are critical for the student’s learning success and an integral part of the teaching program, by the synthesizing of concepts and application of principles for quality health care delivery. The PA student works closely with preceptors and will forever remember them as a role model, learning from advice and watching the example. Through supervision, students progressively develop skills and clinical judgment necessary to become a practicing PA. This includes taking patient’s history, performing physical examinations, having effective communication, having accurate and effective physical diagnosis, recording and reporting succinctly, assessing problems and developing plans with a logical approach to further studies and therapy.
• Preference of 2 students per year to introduce to your practice
• Educate student on site policies, procedures,expectations and objectives
• Provide ongoing and timely feedback regarding clinical performance, knowledge base, and critical thinking skills
• Supervise clinical activities and increase levels of responsibility as deemed appropriate
• Engage in dialogue with faculty during site visits
• Review charts and evaluate student’s ability to capture appropriate and complete progress notes, histories, physical exams, assessments and plans
• Complete and submit the evaluation forms provided by the program in a timely fashion
• Promptly notify PA program of circumstances that might interfere with the rotation goals
• Exhibit ethical approaches to patients as a
professional role model for the student
• Demonstrate cultural competency through interactions with patients
• Discuss candidly the progress, expectations and changes needed with student weekly
“I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow”
Hippocrates. Oath of Hippocrates. Guides.library.jhu.edu. 14 Apr. 2017. n. pag. Web. 24 April 2017.
Precepting is an integral part of the UNTHSC/PA’s education of PA students. Physicians (MD/DO), PAs, and Nurse Practitioners can precept. Clinical mentoring offers you the opportunity for professional and personal development while mentoring PA students at various stages of their clinical education. Preceptors serve as role models for the students providing guidance and teaching.
Benefits at UNT Health Science Center
Gibson D.Lewis Library Research Services
Over 120 databases and more than 36,000 journals, including:
Point of Care Tools Lexicomp, Micromedex, UpToDate, VisualDX, Research Databases, Academic Search Complete, CINAHL Complete, Cochrane Library, Global Health, PsycINFO, PubMed Scopus, SportDISCUS , and Web of Science.
Journals American Family Physician, Annals of Internal Medicine, BMC Family Practice, BMC Medicine, CMAJ, Family Medicine, JAAPA, JAMA, JAMA Internal Medicine, JAMA Pediatrics, JAOA, JPAE, JAGS, Lancet, New England Journal, PLOS Medicine, Pain Medicine, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Physical Therapy, Spine, Stroke.
Preceptors in the Nexus Toolkit
Interested in precepting?
Email: PAClinicalYearTeam@unthsc.edu or complete the documents below
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Meet our Clinical Team
Chablis Bennett B.A., Clinical Site Coordinator
Chablis works directly with the Director of Clinical Education. She participates in administration of the clinical year, to include clinical site recruitment and retention, credentialing and ARC-PA maintenance. Contact Chablis Bennett for more details at email@example.com and (817) 735- 2403.
Claudia Garcia, Senior Administrative Coordinator
Claudia works with the Director of Clinical Education, and the Clinical Site Coordinator, to schedule clinical rotations for third year PA students. In addition, she assists with student credentialing and grading of clinical courses. She provides course support to the clinical phase of the program Claudia.Garcia@unthsc.edu
Jeffrey Mott, DHSc, PA-C
Assistant Professor, Director of Clinical Education Jeffrey.firstname.lastname@example.org
This page was last modified on July 19, 2018