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Roles and Responsibilities for Teaching Medical Students in Clinical Clerkships


The preceptor/resident/instructor/attending physician will fulfill the following roles and responsibilities when teaching medical students during clinical clerkships at the University of Colorado School of Medicine:

  1. Adhere to all professionalism expectations, as outlined in the Teacher Learner Agreement
  2. Assess and evaluate students, as outlined in the clerkship syllabi
  3. Clinically supervise students with patients, as outlined in the standards for medical student supervision policy
  4. Ensure students have sufficient opportunities to see patients with specified required clinical conditions, as outlined in the required clinical conditions/skills for each clerkship
  5. Ensure students do not exceed clinical duty hours
  6. Ensure that to the best of their ability, instruction and assessment helps fulfill the clerkship’s course goals and learning objectives, as well as the medical program competencies
  7. Ensure that when teaching skills need further development, pursue opportunities provided with the Academy of Medical Educators​​