4th Friday Preceptor Development - The Fatigued Learner

June 16, 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

  • Participants will be able to identify a fatigued, sleep-deprived medical learner (student, intern, resident).
  • Participants will be taught several evidence-based fatigue mitigation strategies for medical learners.

Additional Information

Course summary
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Event starts: 
06/16/2023 - 12:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
06/16/2023 - 1:00pm EDT

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-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and completed her internship, residency and fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Special areas of interest include mentoring and after school programming for at risk youth. 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 second-year courses, behavioral medicine and clinical neurosciences, and the rotation chair for third-year rotations in psychiatry. 

Dr. Snodgrass has no financial relationships 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.