4th Friday Preceptor Development - Teaching Clinical Reasoning

October 6, 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

  • Identify how to get the most out of precepting medical students.
  • Discuss the art and science of bedside teaching.
  • Review teaching diagnostic reasoning and the conflict of heuristics with medical student education.

Additional Information

Course summary
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Event starts: 
10/06/2023 - 12:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
10/06/2023 - 1:00pm EDT

Kip Wenger, DO | Fred.Wenger@LMUnet.edu

Dr Fred “Kip” Wenger, DO, FACOEP, AOAAM received his DO degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1987 and completed his emergency medicine residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia in 1991. After completing his emergency medicine residency, he stayed as a full-time academic faculty member to pursue his interest in teaching and clinical research. During his ten years at Albert Einstein, he was actively involved in the educating and training of medical students and emergency medicine residents. In 2004 he moved to Knoxville with his wife and two children to take the position of director of emergency medicine at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Dr. Wenger subsequently gained additional training and board certification in addiction medicine in 2013. In 2014 he took the role of Chief of Medical Services at the Cornerstone of Recovery in Louisville, Tennessee. Cornerstone of Recovery is a 120-bed inpatient detox and substance use disorder treatment facility. He continued to maintain his emergency medicine practice until 2022 when he retired from both clinical medicine and Cornerstone of Recovery to pursue his interest in medical education. In 2022 he took on the position of assistant professor and chair of emergency medicine at the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine.

There are 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.