Preceptors provide an environment that fosters intellectual challenge, excellence and the spirit of inquiry. They encourage problem-solving and reasoning skills in their student while teaching biomedical sciences as a conceptual basis for understanding clinical phenomena. With your guidance, students develop habits of self-directed independent learning to prepare for a lifetime of continuing medical education. Additional information on clerkships goals and learning objectives, competencies, medical student supervision, duty hours policy, and 5-minute clinical block orientation is available on the Preparation to Teach Medical Students web page.
Those who serve as faculty at the branch will be incorporated into the medical school committee structure; physicians who perform volunteer teaching, research or clinical services, or whose appointments are less than half-time, are eligible for appointment to the Clinical Faculty.
School of Medicine clerkship block directors oversee the process and are ultimately responsible for comparability of educational experiences and equivalent methods of evaluation and assessment.
A clinical faculty appointment can be facilitated by Nicole Bost and takes approximately 30 days to complete.
Information on opportunities to enhance teaching skills and evaluation techniques, to learn about new educational practices and to expand thinking and knowledge are available via Clerkship Block Directors, the Academy of Medical Educators and other faculty development resources.
For more information, see our Colorado Springs Branch FAQs for Preceptors.
Colorado Springs Branch Clinical Liaisons