Non CME Clinical Teaching Orientation Course

Estimated time to complete all seven modules is 50 minutes.

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

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.

Review Date: June 2, 2015
Original Release Date: July 1, 2015
Termination Date: July 1, 2018
Cost: free


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

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Target Audience

LMU-DCOM Clinical Adjunct Faculty (preceptors) at rotation sites.

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
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Ava Stanczak, DO, FACOP, CS
Assistant Dean of Clinical Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics

Douglas Weston, DO
Assitant professor and Chair of OMM

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Attendance

Accreditation Period

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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