clinical-preceptor-workshop

Background

Preceptors are clinical teachers who use his or her clinical practice site to achieve specific goals and objectives in students’ experiential learning. Preceptors’ dedication and time investment to support, coach, guide, mentor and evaluate students are integral to students’ transition to become competent pharmacists. To ensure a successful experiential learning experience for students, preceptors must first be equipped with the skills to establish clinical services and to teach effectively in the practice environment. Preceptor training and development are essential to ensure that preceptors are successful in their roles and continue to develop their skills as clinical teachers.

 

Workshop Overview

The Clinical Preceptor Workshop organized by the National University of Singapore (NUS) Department of Pharmacy covers timely topics important to all members of the pharmacy precepting team, including clinical faculty, experiential programme coordinators, and clinical preceptors.

This workshop will equip new preceptors with core skills and practical advice and offer new ideas to seasoned preceptors. Participants will also benefit from networking with clinical faculty, educators and clinical preceptors from diverse practice environments.

 

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  1. Define the expectations and characteristics of an exemplary clinical pharmacy preceptor.
  2. Explain the necessary steps to prepare for a successful precepting experience.
  3. Demonstrate effective precepting skills to enhance clinical learning.
  4. Utilize the four preceptor’s roles and the one-minute preceptor model.
  5. Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills to build optimal preceptor-student relationship.
  6. Describe characteristics of effective feedback.
  7. Formulate effective feedback to improve student’s clinical skills and competencies.
  8. Reflect on challenges in precepting and strategies in overcoming them.
  9. Review strategies for continuing personal, professional and leadership development.

Workshop Details

This 2-day workshop includes a variety of hands-on and interactive sessions where participants are actively engaged to reflect on existing practices and to apply concepts discussed to improve future precepting experiences in his or her own practice environments. A Certificate of Completion will be presented to all participants at the conclusion of the workshop.

 

Intended Participants

Local and overseas clinical faculty members, experiential programme directors/coordinators and clinical preceptors in all practice settings.

Faculty

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HAN Zhe
PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID)
Lecturer
Department of Pharmacy, NUS

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Alexandre CHAN
PharmD, MPH, FCCP
Deputy Head and Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy, NUS

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Joyce LEE
PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, BCACP
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy, NUS

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WONG Li Lian
PharmD
Senior Lecturer
Department of Pharmacy, NUS

Contact Information

If interested in the workshop, please contact Dr. Han Zhe (phahz@nus.edu.sg) regarding available programme dates.

Tentative Programme Schedule

Specific of the topics covered, schedule and cost of the workshop may be discussed and tailored to the interests and needs of participants. An example of the workshop schedule is shown below.

DAY 1
Time Topic Speaker
0830 – 0900 Registration
0900 – 0905 Welcome and programme overview
0905 – 0945 Post-Graduate Pharmacy Education and Training in Singapore

  • NUS Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) programme and clerkships
  • National Pharmacy Residency Programme
0945 – 1045 Introduction to Clinical Preceptorship

  • Importance of precepting
  • Characteristics of exemplary preceptors
  • Expectations of preceptors
1045 – 1100 Break
1100 – 1230 Setting the Stage for Precepting

  • Preparation needed by preceptors, clinical sites, and the university
  • Developing a syllabus and learning objectives
1230 – 1330 Lunch
1330 – 1500 Set Up for Success

  • Orienting students to a clerkship
  • Contributors to students’ learning
  • Adult learning theory
1500 – 1515 Break
1515 – 1645 Models for Effective Clinical Teaching

  • Four preceptor’s roles
  • One-minute preceptor model
1645 – 1730 Tea and Networking
DAY 2
Time Topic Speaker
0900 – 1030 Necessary Skills for Effective Preceptors

  • Teaching skills
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills to build trusting preceptor-student relationship
  • Leadership skills
1030 – 1045 Break
1045 – 1200 Assessing Learning in the Practice Setting

  • Mini-CEX (clinical evaluation exercise)
  • Design and implement an effective evaluation process
1200 – 1300 Lunch
1300 – 1400 Delivering Effective Feedback to Foster Learning

  • Characteristics of effective versus ineffective feedback
  • Strategies for delivering effective feedback
1400 – 1515 Challenges in Clinical Precepting

  • Struggling student
  • Conflict management
  • Balancing workload
1515 – 1530 Break
1530 – 1700 Continuing Professional Development

  • Clinical career advancement
  • Professional leadership
  • Research and scholarship for practitioners
1700 – 1800 Tea and Networking

Presentation of Certificates of Completion

Clinical Preceptorship Workshop 2017

Faculty of Pharmacy
Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences, Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia
November 30, 2017

Topics:

  • Introduction to clinical preceptorship
  • Models of clinical precepting
  • Clinical teaching skills and inter-professional skills
  • Hands on: application of clinical teaching methods

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