4th Friday Preceptor Development - Dealing With Difficult Learners
The 4th Friday Preceptor Development Series will provide regular programming for LMU-DCOM preceptors working with 3rd and 4th year students on clinical rotations. In the preceptor needs assessment administered in Fall 2021, preceptors self identified several knowledge gaps, including difficulty managing time constraints, understanding the baseline knowledge of students on rotation, knowing what to teach in the office, and knowing how to best communicate with and engage students. This monthly series of one hour virtual sessions delivered over the noon hour is part of a new initiative by LMU-DCOM to provide regular preceptor development programming to address ongoing preceptor needs.
LMU-DCOM physician preceptors
- Discuss issues that may interfere in student learning.
- Identify the source of the difficulty.
- Describe how to provide constructive feedback to the learner.
- Identify how to work with the student to design a plan for success.
- Discuss how to establish a coaching relationship with the learner.
Ava Stanczak, DO | Ava.Stanczak@LMUnet.edu
Dr. Ava Stanczak is currently the preceptor development coordinator at LMU-DCOM. From 2012-2017, she was assistant dean of clinical medicine and professor of pediatrics at LMU-DCOM. Currently she also is chair of primary care and professor of pediatrics at Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She was chair of pediatrics at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine from 1989 to 1992, and assistant professor and discipline chair of pediatrics at the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine from its opening in August 2003 until October 2007. Dr. Stanczak has been in practice for thirty-five years, caring for a special needs population. She is a 1983 graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth and completed pediatric residency at Children's Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Stanczak is a graduate of the Costin Institute for Osteopathic Educators in Cohort 2 and is the 2007 winner of the national Northup Award for osteopathic educator of the year.
There is no financial relationship to disclose.
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 1.0 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation in this activity.
The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNE COM) is accredited by the Maine Medical Association’s Council on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation (MMA CCMEA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
UNE COM designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM and 1.0 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 and policies of the ACCME through the joint providership of University of New England and LMU-DCOM. University of New England is accredited by the Maine Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.