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Preceptor Spotlights

Click the links to read more about some of our preceptors and their experience working with Augsburg PA students.

 

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Dr. David Anderson, MD (’66)

Dr. David Anderson, MD, D/ABSM currently practices outpatient pulmonary and sleep medicine at the Great Falls Clinic in Great Falls, Montana.

Jeremiah Lynch, PA-C
Jeremiah Lynch, PA-C (’15)

Jeremiah Lynch, PA-C currently practices Family Medicine at North Memorial Health Clinic.


Become a Preceptor!

We are always looking for preceptors to assist our future PA’s in their education.

Clinical instructors are a key ingredient in educating the next generation of PAs. The clinical training of PA students follows the medical student training, including the “see one, do one” approach for clinical procedures. PA clinical education includes core rotations in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, behavioral health, women’s health, general surgery, and emergency medicine. We are also open to specialty rotations as each student is able to complete an elective. If you would like to participate in the clinical education of PA students, please fill out the form.

 

CME INFO

PA preceptors may be awarded 0.5 CME credits per 2 weeks of clinical teaching. If the preceptor has more than one student at a time, they may be awarded an additional 0.25 CME credits per student per 2 weeks. PAs may earn a maximum of 10 AAPA Category I CME credits for clinical precepting during any single calendar year. All preceptors desiring Category I CME through AAPA must disclose any relevant financial relationships with industry to Augsburg University as all AAPA CME Standards must be followed.

If you are interested in being awarded CME for precepting our students, please email clinicalphase@augsburg.edu within that calendar year. *Note: We are unable to award credit from previous years due to submission standards. The email should contain the following information:

    • Name of student you precepted
    • Dates when you worked with student
    • Any relevant financial relationship with industry as per AAPA CME Criteria. If this does not apply, please include N/A in your email.

Category I CME for PA Preceptors

The Augsburg PA Program has been granted permission to offer Category I CME credit to our PA
preceptors. See below for a summary of the process:

  1. The PA Program may award 2.0 AAPA Category I CME credits for each week of clinical teaching.
    Example: 5 week rotation= 10 credits. One week= 40 hours.
  2. If a preceptor has more than one student at a time, that preceptor may be awarded an
    additional CME I credit for each additional CME I credit for each additional student.
  3. A maximum of 20 Category I CME credits per calendar year can be awarded to each preceptor.
  4. Preceptors are encouraged to keep track of their weeks during the year and these will be
    reconciled with program records to ensure accuracy.
  5. The preceptor must complete a Preceptor Reporting and Evaluation Form and email it to
    clinicalphase@augsburg.edu before September 1st each year.
  6. Upon receipt of the completed evaluation form, the program will send you a certificate
    awarding the Category I CME credits.

Category II CME for PA Preceptors

The time our preceptors spend educating our student can also be reported by the preceptor to NCCPA
as Category II credits on an hour-by-hour basis and does not require documentation from the PA
Program (each week of rotation = 40 hours)

Preceptor Reporting and Evaluation Form


Resources

Learning Outcomes

Students have syllabi and learning outcomes for each rotation. They should be sharing this with you within the first few days of the rotation; below you will find links to the respective learning outcomes for each rotation type. Additionally, reference this guide whether you are considering precepting a student, or already have one. After each core rotation, students will be tested on their knowledge. Topic lists for each rotation can be found on the PAEA website.

Elective Learning Outcomes

Emergency Medicine Learning Outcomes

Family Medicine Learning Outcomes

General Surgery Learning Outcomes

Internal Medicine Learning Outcomes

Inpatient Experience Learning Outcomes

Pediatric Learning Outcomes

Preceptorship Learning Outcomes

Psychiatry Learning Outcomes

 

Medical Education and Research Costs (MERC) Information

The Medical Education and Research Costs (MERC) Grant, administered by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), distributes grants annually to providers of clinical medical education. Learn about the Clinical Training Site Eligibility Requirements.

 

Exxat

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To evaluate student performance, Augsburg PA utilizes Exxat. Preceptors will be requested twice during the rotation to provide feedback. The mid-evaluation should be used as a tool to discuss with your student where they are now and how they can improve. Each preceptor is provided their own login information prior to the student arriving. If you become locked out, click on the “Forgot your Password?” link located on the page below the Client Login. Here are the steps to follow in order to access the system:

Enter the following URL in your web browser https://exxat.com/ and then click “Client Login” located in the upper right-hand corner.