Training Health Professions preceptors in rural practices: A challenge for Interprofessional practice and education

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Abstract

The ever-increasing mandate for interprofessional practice and education (IPE) faces challenges in rural settings. Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) launched a preceptor development program as part of its commitment to training interprofessional student groups in rural settings. The objectives of the program were to (1) encourage preceptors to exemplify team behaviors; (2) characterize contemporary learners and learning styles of trainees; (3) encourage interprofessional precepting skills, and (4) apply practical teaching tools in the clinical setting. This was a qualitative observational project performed at OHSU rural faculty primary care clinics. Subjects were a convenience sample of rural interprofessional preceptors who volunteered to participate. Each educational session was based on a prior interview identifying their specific training needs. Data analysis was based on results from an evaluation survey and comments from providers at these sites. Key factors such as dedicated time for preceptor development, good communication between the rural practices and the academic health center, and concerns about billing revenue were discovered to be critical to the success of the program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Interprofessional Care
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Apr 11 2018

Keywords

  • Faculty development
  • interprofessional
  • preceptors
  • rural health
  • rural practice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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