4th Friday Preceptor Development - Motivating Unengaged Medical Students on Rotations

March 22, 2024

The 4th Friday Preceptor Development Series provides regular programming for LMU-DCOM preceptors working with 3rd and 4th year students on clinical rotations. 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

1. Identify common signs of lack of motivation in medical students and understand potential underlying causes.

2. Apply effective strategies to motivate medical students.

3. Develop skills in creating a supportive learning environment.

4. Utilize reflective practices and case studies to enhance understanding of engaging unmotivated students.


Course summary
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Event starts: 
03/22/2024 - 12:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
03/22/2024 - 1:00pm EDT

Charles "Randy" Clinch, DO, MS | Charles.Clinch@LMUnet.edu

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