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Preceptor Spotlight

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Dr. David Anderson, MD, D/ABSM Great Falls Clinic

Read more about Dr. Anderson and why he chose to precept Augsburg PA students in our preceptor spotlight.

Become a Preceptor!

We hope you enjoy our preceptor highlights. 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.


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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 and then click “Client Login” located in the upper right-hand corner.


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.


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 1 CME credits for clinical precepting during any single calendar year. All preceptors desiring Category 1 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 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.