Preceptor Development Enduring Content - Strengthening Your Teaching Toolbox

This 0.75 hour course consists of a video recording of the LMU-DCOM 4th Friday Preceptor Development Strengthening Your Teaching Toolbox presentation from November 3, 2023, and is being provided to allow preceptors who were unable to attend the live presentation to watch the recorded presentation for CME credit.

After watching the full video, the learner must pass the post-test with a 75% within three attempts, and complete the program evaluation to receive CME credit.

Target Audience

LMU-DCOM physician preceptors

Learning Objectives

1. Describe challenges and barriers to effective teaching in the clinical setting.

2. Identify opportunities for time-efficient teaching.

3. Choose appropriate strategies from your teaching toolbox to maximize teaching.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
  • 0.75 AOA CME Credit
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Charles "Randy" Clinch, DO, MS |

Charles "Randy" Clinch, DO, MS, is a full-time faculty member at LMU-DCOM in Knoxville. Dr. Clinch has a wide breadth of experience in clinical practice and medical education and is passionate about teaching and developing students.

Dr. Clinch earned his bachelor’s degree from The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ, and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the UMDNJ - School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, NJ. He completed his internship, residency and chief residency in family medicine at Somerset Medical Center, Somerville, NJ. He also holds a master’s degree in clinical epidemiology and health services research from Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He is board-certified in family medicine.

Dr. Clinch has clinical experience providing "full scope" family medicine care in the Air Force including outpatient, inpatient, newborn nursery, prenatal & obstetrical, procedures, home-based care, and care in an underserved clinic (1992-2000), delivering the same scope of care at Wake Forest University School of Medicine (WFUSM; 2000-2021), and outpatient primary care including women's health at the VA (2021-2023).

Dr. Clinch has served as family medicine residency faculty during both his time in the Air Force (Malcolm Grow USAF Family Medicine Residency Program) and at Wake Forest University (WFUSM Family Medicine Residency Program) teaching medical students, residents, and sports medicine fellows at both locations.

He has been faculty at three different schools of medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and now, Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has progressed from Assistant Professor to Full Professor of Family Medicine during his academic career, holding teaching roles that have included being a course director, block director, clerkship director, and an elective/acting internship director. He has experience conducting clinical, social science, and medical education research.

Dr. Clinch has served in several leadership positions including Director, Predoctoral Programs (USUHS), and, while at WFUSM, serving as the Associate Dean for Academic Accreditation, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Dr. Clinch has served nationally on the Research Committee of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, as a Faculty Fellow on the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), as Convener of the AAMC’s Southern Group on Educational Affairs Special Interest Group on Continuous Quality Improvement in Medical Education and as a member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine’s Board of Directors.

Dr. Clinch 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 0.75 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 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM, and 0.75 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

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


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Required Hardware/software

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