Non CME Clinical Teaching Orientation: an Introduction to Effective Teaching on Rotations

Estimated time to complete all seven modules is 50 minutes.

A Certificate of Completion is provided after the completion of the required activities (review of modules, program evaluation and attestation).

Program Goal

To provide a LMU-DCOM Framework of Best Practices in clinical teaching for clinical adjunct faculty (preceptors).

Instructional Format 

This educational activity is presented in seven modules in an online, slide presentation format with a brief one-time, introductory video. The program can be completed at your convenience.

You will be able to download a Clinical Teaching Orientation Course attendance certificate after completing the modules, attestation and program evaluaiton. There are no Continuing Education credits for this course.

Review Date:  May 3, 2021
Release Date:  May 3, 2021
Expiration Date: December 31, 2021
Cost: Free

1. Introduction to Effective Teaching on Rotations
2. Osteopathic Manual Medicine Introduction and Techniques
3. Preparing the Learning Environment 
4. Listening and Giving Feedback
5. Time Management and Office Interaction
6. Dealing with the Difficult Learner
7. Assessment and Evaluation

Click here for (Optional) Six-minute video introduction to modules  



Target Audience

LMU-DCOM Clinical Adjunct Faculty (preceptors) at rotation sites and other health care professionals interested in clinical teaching.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the seven-module educational activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Recognize key characteristics of effective preceptors
  2. Recognize the importance of clinical teaching to the profession.
  3. Understand institutional and learning expectations of clinical teaching.
  4. Understand introductory osteopathic manual medicine and pharmacologic management parallels.
  5. Promote student learning through effective feedback, assessment and evaluation.
  6. Understand the application of constructive clinical teaching strategies in a busy practice.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Ava Stanczak, DO, FACOP, CS
Assistant Professor and Chair of Pediatrics

Douglas Weston, DO of OMM

Patricia Stubenberg, MPH, PhD, CHCP

There are no financial relationships to disclose.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Attendance


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Required Hardware/software

To complete this activity, users will need:

  • A device with an Internet connection
  • One of the two latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari (Internet Explorer is no longer supported)
  • Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML5 capable browser for video or audio playback
  • Adobe Reader or other PDF reader software for certificate viewing/printing