Become a Preceptor!
Augsburg University’s PA program is seeking clinician preceptors to help train our students in clinical settings.
Clinical instructors are a key ingredient in educating the next generation of PAs. By working with Augsburg PA, you will be contributing to a one-of-a-kind program that offers a hands-on, case-based medical curriculum with point-of-care ultrasound proficiency training and trauma-informed care, in addition to procedural and physical exam skills.
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. Our PAs are trained in a collaborative model, meaning we embrace opportunities for PAs, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, behavioral health professionals, MDs, and DOs to precept and engage in our students’ clinical education.
Category I CME for PA Preceptors
The Augsburg PA Program has been granted permission to offer Category I CME credit to our PA-C
preceptors. *Note: We are unable to award credit from previous years due to submission standards. See below for a summary of the process:
- 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.
- If a preceptor has more than one student at a time, that preceptor may be awarded an
additional CME I credit for each additional student.
- Preceptors are encouraged to keep track of their weeks/hours during the year, and these will be reconciled with program records to ensure accuracy.
- The preceptor must complete the Preceptor Reporting and Evaluation Form
before December 15th each year.
- 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)
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.
Check out some of our preceptors who have helped shape such a rich learning environment for our students to grow as providers.
Tony Lesch, PA-C currently practices family medicine at Stellis Health and is a representative of advance practice practitioners. He has precepted many PA students with compassion and dedication. He was awarded preceptor of the year in 2022.
Vinh Dang, PA-C, DFAAPA practices with Allina Health. has served as adjunct faculty and mentored and precepted countless PA students, who always receive the highest quality education when on rotation with him. He was awarded preceptor of the year in 2023.
Kelsey Reif, PA-C currently practices in general and colorectal surgery. She has gone above and beyond for our students. Not only is she an adjunct during the academic phase, but she has stepped in and precepted students during their clinical phase.
Dawn Back, PA-C is currently one of our emergency medicine preceptors who has given our students many wonderful opportunities to learn with her at her clinic.
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 currently practices Family Medicine and has been an outstanding preceptor for many years, helping our students navigate the many levels of primary care.
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.
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: