Interprofessional Preceptor Toolkit
A collection of tools and resources to support preceptors and enhance clinical learning.
The Interprofessional Preceptor Toolkit covers the fundamentals of teaching in a clinical setting, and provides guidance for introducing students to interprofessional, team-based practice. The toolkit was created through a collaboration between academic faculty and clinical staff experienced in the education and professional development of learners at all levels: from the first-year novice student to practicing professionals. Tools and resources included in the toolkit were specifically chosen to help busy preceptors become proficient at teaching strategies that enhance clinical learning, and help ensure positive learning experiences for both preceptors and students alike. Content is not specific to any one profession and may be utilized in a variety of clinical settings, specialties, and professional disciplines. Each module takes approximately 30–45 minutes to complete.
- Create a welcoming environment for learners.
- Establish a productive preceptor-learner relationship.
- Describe strategies that demonstrate effective interprofessional teamwork.
- Develop an educational plan with the learner.
- Apply learning principles and theories to plan your instructional sessions.
- Select a teaching approach that allows you and your learner to achieve mutual learning goals.
- Use teaching approaches that support interprofessional learning and team collaboration.
- Identify components of effective clinical assessment to promote continuous professional and interprofessional development.
- Incorporate effective feedback and evaluation strategies into teaching practice.
- Review applications of feedback strategies.
- Demonstrate effective feedback strategies while modeling effective communication skills.
- Respond to common feedback and evaluation challenges when working with interprofessional learners.
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