Developing a Productive Preceptor-Student Relationship

This 2.0 hour course provides preceptors with several learning modules relative to developing a productive preceptor-student relationship. The course consists of seven video modules. You must complete all seven video modules, pass the post-test with a 75% within three attempts, and complete the program evaluation.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand what skills students come to rotations with. Reinforce LMU-DCOM exam techniques throughout the student doctor's rotation. Become familiar with rotation requirements for third- and fourth-year student doctors. (Darter)
  2. Apply One-Minute-Learner/Preceptor Concept for setting the stage. Discuss differences between short- and long-term expectations for students. (DeFranco)
  3. Familiarize yourself with the history of microaggressions. Learn to recognize microaggressions. Identify three categories of microaggressions. Practice intervening with your own and other's microaggressions. (Darter)
  4. Reflect on personal medical education history and current practice as a preceptor. Consider traits of good/poor preceptors and good/poor students. Understand how to create a safe space for teaching, learning and feedback. Consider generational differences in medical training. Apply all of the above to case-based scenarios. (Snodgrass)
  5. Apply the Prepare to Adapt process for both in-time and comprehensive feedback. Create a safe and productive atmosphere for students to use feedback as a growth experience. Use outcomes of immediate feedback to compile long-term feedback. Use available instruments to help in providing feedback. (DeFranco)
  6. Recognize the benefits of mentoring. Develop strategies to become a stronger mentor. Commit to modeling patient-centered care and solid exam skills. (Darter)
  7. Understand the transition process from training to the clinical setting and how to support students in this process. Learn how to ascertain where the student is in the learning process. Quickly assess your student's individual knowledge and skill space. (Darter)
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
  • 2.00 AOA CME Credit
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Course expires: 

Danielle Darter, MD |
Dr. Danielle Darter is board certified in family medicine. She is an assistant professor of family medicine at
DCOM at LMU-Knoxville and has been precepting students for over 10 years. Dr. Darter also practices both
inpatient and outpatient medicine.

Gina DeFranco, DO |
Dr. Gina DeFranco is currently the chair of family medicine at LMU-DCOM, where she has been a member of
the faculty since 2009. She focuses primarily in directing the clinical skills courses for the first- and second-year
medical students, while also managing the adjunct faculty program for on-campus activities. She leads the team
of faculty and staff that is continuing to develop the LMU-DCOM curriculum for preceptor education. In her
outpatient practice, which closed in 2019, she focused on women’s health and metabolic conditions.

Leah Snodgrass, MD |
Dr. Leah Cobb Snodgrass is a board certified physician in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry who serves
as associate professor and chair of behavioral health at LMU-DCOM. She is a graduate of the University of
Kentucky College of Medicine and completed her internship, residency and fellowship at Emory University
in Atlanta. Dr. Snodgrass is a native of Middlesboro, Kentucky, and has been a member of the LMU-DCOM
faculty since 2012. She is the course director for OMS II Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences
courses and the Rotation Chair for OMS III Behavioral Health.


There are no financial relationships to disclose.

Questions for presenters may be sent via email using the addresses above.

The Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. LMU-DCOM designates this program for a maximum of 2.0 AOA Category 1-B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation in this activity. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNE COM) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Maine Medical Association‘s Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.. 

UNE COM designates this CME activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM,  and 2.0 University of New England contact hours for non-physicians.  Contact hours may be submitted by non-physician, non-PA health professionals for continuing education credits.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements & policies of the Maine Medical Association through the joint providership of University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNE COM) and LMU-DCOM.  University of New England is accredited by the Maine Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
  • 2.00 AOA CME Credit


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Required Hardware/software

Learners need internet access with the ability to watch YouTube videos.