4th Friday Preceptor Development - Clinical Research and Resources for Preceptors

April 21, 2023

The 4th Friday Preceptor Development Series provides 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 and Fall 2022, 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 designed to provide regular preceptor development programming to address ongoing preceptor needs.

Target Audience

LMU-DCOM physician preceptors

Learning Objectives

  • Access library resources such as books, eBooks, journals and databases.
  • Use library resources for research and instructional purposes.
  • Participants will be able to follow a process for conducting research with students including case studies and retrospective reviews.
  • Participants will be able to understand processes for student forms, IRB and CITI training for conducting research with students.
Course summary
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Event starts: 
04/21/2023 - 12:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
04/21/2023 - 1:00pm EDT

Jacquelynn Stephens, MA, MLIS

Jacquelynn Stephens recently joined LMU as the medical librarian on the Harrogate campus. She has worked in public, vocational, special, academic, and hospital libraries. She acquired her medical library experience at Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and at The Texas Heart Institute in Houston. Ms. Stephens holds a BA in psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi, a MA in German from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a MLIS in library and information science from Louisiana State University.

Ms. Stephens has no financial relationship to disclose.

Natalie Freeman, PhD

Dr. Natalie Freeman is the director of research and assistant professor of biochemistry at DCOM at LMU-Knoxville. Dr. Freeman also serves as chair of the Research and Grants Committee and is co-course director for the Molecular Fundamentals of Medicine course. She holds a BS in biopsychology with an emphasis in neuroscience from the University of California Santa Barbara and a PhD in biomedical sciences from the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. 

Dr. Freeman has 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. 


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Required Hardware/software

Learners will need a device with Internet access and the ability to enter a Zoom meeting.