Facilitator Lesson Plan
The Rural Preceptor teaching kit contains all you need to host your own team-based active-learning event featuring work by Robert Ostrander, MD., Rural Medical Scholars Program Director & Preceptor at the SUNY Upstate Medical University.
Many students and residents may consider teaching as a part of their rural practice. Few, however, recognize how important it is to their own well-being and to student learning. Precepting provides one-on-one instruction and mentorship from
passionate and knowledgeable rural physicians who usually are embedded in the close-knit community they serve. In their longitudinal relationships with students, rural teachers often allow more independence than is available in other settings. Becoming a rural preceptor or learning from a preceptor in a rural area is a win-win situation. Preceptors and students need each other.
NOTE: Having a family physician present for the in-session activity will enhance the learning experience for your group.
If you have questions about how to use or to adapt this teaching kit to your setting, contact us to schedule a phone call. We are happy to go over the details. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Participants will be able to:
- List key skills and concepts necessary to be a clinical teacher.
- Describe essential ingredients for professional well-being that precepting meets.
- Envision themselves as an excellent clinical teacher in a rural setting.
- Arrange your participants into teams within the room.
- Facilitate your session by following the prompts in the presenter notes of the Slide Deck.
- Facilitate general discussion with the full group. Go over any lingering thoughts.
- Evaluate the materials on your experience.